Program Nor-Fishing 2020 Digital

The Nor-Fishing 2020 Digital program is starting to take shape. Much has been finalized – and new posts are still being added to the program. Below you can see an excerpt of what is currently on the agenda.

Register here to follow the livestream 18 – 20 August.

Program Tuesday 18 August 

10:00 – 10:15 Official opening of Nor-Fishing 2020 Digital
Intro by Chairman of the Board of the Nor-Fishing Foundation, Kjell Ingebrigtsen
Prime Minister Erna Solberg

10:15 – 10:30 COVID-19 impact on the ocean industries
H.E. Ambassador Peter Thomson, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean

10:30 – 10:55 Disruptive changes in the fishing industry. Digitalization and new enabling
Ekrem Misimi, SINTEF Ocean

10:55 – 11:00 Future of the blue economy
Børge Brende, World Economic Forum

11:00 – 11:10 Presentation of exhibitors: Kongsberg Maritime 

11:10 – 11:15 Student: My road into the Seafood Industry
There are many roads that lead to the seafood industry. Ingrid Sandbakken is currently doing her PhD at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) – and at the same time working at Nutrimar, meaning she is able to combine both studies and work.

11:15 – 12:00 Mini-seminar at the Research Plaza:  Tomorrows fishing fleet
 Fishing vessels should be climate-friendly and safe in a sustainable and profitable way – how are we doing?

  • Intro FHF
  • Towards a more environmental fishing fleet: environmentally acceptable lubricants, Nuria Espallargas, NTNU
  • Digital transformation of fisheries: opportunities and challenges, Lars Kyllingstad, SINTEF Ocean
  • FiskInfo – information sharing and decision support for fisheries, Ståle Walderhaug, SINTEF Nord
  • By-catch reduction during shrimp trawling, Roger Larsen, UiT Norges arktiske universitet
  • Can the colour of the mackerel skin be used to make decisions during crowding? Morten Bondø, SINTEF Ocean
  • Flexible machine vision solutions for species and weight estimation of the catch, Elling Ruud Øye, SINTEF Ocean
  • Experiences with storage of live whitefish, Sjurdur Joensen, Nofima
  • Captured Based Aquaculture vs Farming, Arne Karlsen, Arena Torsk
  • Chilling of pelagic fish, Mats Augdal Heide, Cflow

12:00 – 12:15 Lunch of the day
Christopher Davidsen, Speilsalen

12:15 – 12:45 Visit exhibitors (30 min)

12:45 – 12:55 Presentation of exhibitors: Optimar

12:55 – 13:00 The future of technology studies at NTNU
The «Technology studies of the future» project at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) aim to finetune the study programs of NTNU with the development in technology, societal challenges and the needs of the industry – starting in 2025 and onwards.

13:00 – 13:15 Celebrating the Nor-Fishing 60th anniversary – The history

13:15 – 13:45 Visit exhibitors (30 min)

13:45 – 13:55 Presentation of exhibitors: Marel

13:55 – 14:00 Word on the street: Students at NTNU at UiT
Word on the street – what are the thoughts of new students when seafood is the topic? We’ve spoken to the students at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and The Arctic University of Norway (UiT).

14:00 – 14:10Innovation in the Korean fisheries industry
Young-Tae Chang, Korea Maritime Institute

14:10 – 14:40 Panel debate 1 – New technology in fishing vessels
Debate where experts voice their opinions on new technology, among other things discussing the electrification of the fishing fleet.

  • Hanne Digre, SINTEF Ocean
  • Sigurd Teige, Teigegruppen
  • Thorvald Tande, Norsk Fiskerinæring
  • Roar Pedersen, FHF
  • Erik Ianssen, Hymatech

14:40 – 15:00 Sum up day 1
Artist Henrik Fuglem

Program Wednesday 19 August

10:00 – 10:10 Introduction
Arnì Mathiesen, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

10:10 – 10:30 New developments in harvesting technology
Bent Herrmann, SINTEF Ocean

10:30 – 10:35 Word on the street: Students at NTNU at UiT
Word on the street – what are the thoughts of new students when seafood is the topic? We’ve spoken to the students at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and The Arctic University of Norway (UiT).

10:35 – 11:25 Mini-seminar at the Research Plaza: How to secure a vibrant coastal culture

  • Intro – Norwegian Research Council
  • Sustaining the future by valuing the past? Coastal communities, generation, belonging, Anne Trine Kjørholt, NTNU
  • Building knowledge for a sustainable aquaculture industry: the decision-support tool SEAGRID, Elisa Ravagnan, NORCE
  • Co-existence – Common use of sea area, Roy Robertsen, Nofima
  • Is another world possible? – or: Why the coastal uprisings do not succeed, Bjørn-Petter Finstad, UiT Norges arktiske universitet
  • Ocean Certain: Connecting ocean processes to human communities, Jennifer Bailey, NTNU
  • AQUACOSM PLUS – EU network of mesocosm facilities for research on marine and freshwater ecosystems, Megan Brunswig, NORCE
  • Occurrence and distribution of microplastics in the seafood and marine coastal food web, Alessio Gomiero, NORCE
  • How is the Norwegian fisheries industry doing in terms of profitability? Thomas Nyrud, Nofima
  • Should fishermen get the same price for cod – regardless of quality? Geir Sogn-Grundvåg, Nofima

11:25 – 11:30 Lunch of the day
Jonas Nåvik, Fagn restaurant

11:30 – 12:00 Visit exhibitors (30 min)

12:00 – 12:10 Presentation of exhibitors: Alfa Laval

12:10 – 12:20 Student: This is why I chose a seafood based education
Signy from Nesodden i Norway selected to dive into seafood when choosing her education. We talk to her about her course of study.

12:20 – 12:40 Sustainable Seafood handling and processing
Dr. Eva Falch, NTNU and Dr. Hanne Digre, SINTEF Ocean

12:40 – 12:50 Celebrating the Nor-Fishing 60th anniversary: Innovation and technology

12:50 13:20 Visit exhibitors (30 min)

13:20 – 13:30 Presentation of exhibitors: Safepath AS

13:30 – 13:40 Student: Climate and environment
Terese Samuelsen is a student at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and an expert in sustainability. Through the «Humanists in practice» program she has looked at how the industry affect its surroundings, and how climate and environmental challenges can affect fisheries.

13:40 – 14:05 Panel debate 2 – The fight for the ocean areas in an environmental perspective
Key players in the industry talk about management of ocean areas and the environmental challenges the ocean face, as we also continually demand more of the ocean’s resources. Participants:

  • Erik Haugane, Okea ASA
  • Nina Jensen, REV OCEAN
  • Thorvald Tande, Norsk Fiskerinæring
  • Øystein Hage, Fiskeribladet
  • Sigurd Enge, Bellona
  • Paul Birger Torgnes, Fjord Marine Holding

14:05 – 14:20 Sum up day 2
Artist Isabelle Bjørneraas

Program Thursday 20 August

10:00 – 10:20 Introduction
Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen, Minister of Fisheries Norway

10:20 – 10:30 Lessons from the present to prepare the sector for a post COVID-19 world
Dr. Manuel Barange, Director, Fisheries Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

10:30 – 10:50 New marine resources
Prof. Yngvar Olsen NTNU

10:50 – 11:00 Student: How we engage environmental challenges
We’re talking environment and plastic with the students. Elin Njåstad, newly educated biology student, use her expertise to spread knowledge and awareness about the ocean to the society and new generations. She’s active in the «Passion for ocean» movement, that deal with a range of challenges using knowledge, dialogue and determination.

11:00 – 11:10 Presentation of exhibitors: The Norwegian Fishermen’s Association

11:10 – 12:00  Mini-seminar at the Research Plaza: Can we increase the value from marine resources?

  • Intro – Innovation Norway
  • Industrial harvesting of mesopelagic fish, Leif Grimsmo, SINTEF Ocean/Birkeland Fiskebåtrederi
  • Novel Marine Resources for Food Security and Food Safety, Ragnar Olsen, UiT Norges arktiske universitet
  • Mapping of food loss in the seafood industry, Magnus S Myhre, SINTEF Ocean
  • How frozen fish can get even better, Svein Kristian Stormo, Nofima
  • Product development of processing equipment for sea food and white fish rest raw materials, Anna Olsen, NTNU
  • Innovative methods for improved fish salting, Janna Cropotova, NTNU
  • Optimal utilization of whitefish proteins, Veronica Hjellnes, NTNU
  • Development of a new industrial value chain based on the marine copepod Calanus finmarchicus, Gunnar Rørstad, Calanus
  • High value products from mackerel rest raw materials, Inger Beate Standal, SINTEF Ocean

12:00 – 12:05 Lunch of the day
Mats Tingstad and Tomasz Gylseth, Clarion Brattøra

12:05 – 12:35 Visit exhibitors (30 min)

12:35 – 12:45 Presentation of exhibitors: Kysthavnalliansen

12:45 – 12.55 Student: My experiences as a Seafood Trainee
Line Meidell became a Seafood Trainee at NTNU, and share with us her experiences – and how other students can follow her footsteps.

12:55 – 13:05 Celebrating the Nor-Fishing 60th anniversary: The future

13:05 – 13:35 Visit exhibitors (30 min)

13:35 – 14:00 Panel debate 3 – COVID-19 affects our conditions for success in the markets
Salmon’s done well. Why, and what is needed for other segments to do equally well? Participants:

  • Nils Torsvik, Fiskeribladet
  • Trond Davidsen, Sjømat Norge
  • Tom-Jørgen Gangsø, Norges Sjømatråd
  • Morten Hyldborg Jensen, Nordic Group
  • Otto Gregussen, Norges Fiskarlag
  • Minister of Fisheries Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen, Nærings- og Fiskeridepartementet

14:00 – 14:15 Summing up Nor-Fishing 2020 Digital
Artist Julie & Andreas


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Visiting address, administration
The Nor-Fishing Foundation
Pirsenteret, entrance 1, Havnegata 9
7010 Trondheim, Norway

Mailing address
The Nor-Fishing Foundation
p.o. box 1251, Torgård
7462 Trondheim, Norway

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Klostergata 90
7030 Trondheim, Norway

+ 47 73 56 86 40

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