Norwegian- Canadian seminars in St. Johns
Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway at the reception in St. Johns. (Kongehuset.no)
In conjunction with Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway´s official visit to Canada last week, common interests within the fields of polar and ocean research and challenges within safety and preparedness in the Arctic was highlighted at seminars held in St. Johns. INTSOK, Norwegian Oil and Gas Partners
, in cooperation with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ottawa and Innovation Norway hosted a Deep Water and Harsh Environment Seminar addressing the operational and technical challenges when operating on the offshore shelf outside Newfoundland. Norwegian supply and service industry is in the forefront in terms of "world class" technology and expertise for safe and environmentally sound exploration, development and production of petroleum reserves under similar conditions.
KSAT, represented by Vice President Jan Petter Pedersen, was invited to speak about how satellite based information can contribute to ensure safe operations, with updated information on ice movements
and early warnings of oil spills
from installations or vessels.
KSAT Vice President Dr Jan-Petter Pedersen addressing the audience at Arctic Frontiers 2017 seminar in St.Johns Canada last week
Arctic Frontiers 2017, a conference in Tromsø on sustainable development in the Arctic, arranged a seminar in collaboration with Memorial University Newfoundland. The theme for the event was ocean knowledge and research in Norway and Canada and questions related to marine biodiversity, responsible management of resources and the effects of climate change was addressed.
Both countries presented on experiences with living and operating in the Arctic, and technologies used to meet those challenges. The event was also attended by His Royal Highness The Crown Prince of Norway.
Arctic Frontiers 2017 takes place in Tromsø, Norway 22 - 27 January.