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Members and membership

⇒ Large organisations

⇒ Medium sized organisations

⇒ Small Organisations

⇒ Personal members

⇒ Board and election committee

This page gives an overview of our members and the current board of directors. By clicking on the company logo you will be directed to the member's web page.

See the main page for application forms and other information.

Large organisations

Navtor NAVTOR is a significant actor within the area of e-navigation and is interested in seeing what effects autonomous ships will have on the future of the shipping industry. This also includes the provision of new shore based services to ship and ship operators.
Contact: Tor Svanes
Norwegian Maritime Administration The Norwegian Maritime Administration (NMA) has the ambition to be a key player when new technology is developed. This is important to ensure that we get early into the development process - especially considering that new technology also creates new requirements that have to be incorporated in regulations. We also believe that the development of new technology for automation of ship operations will create new opportunities to improve the safety and operation of existing ship.
Contact: Svein David Medhaug
Kystverket The Norwegian Coastal Administration is an agency of the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications responsible for services related to maritime safety, maritime infrastructure, transport planning and efficiency, and emergency response to acute pollution.
Contact: Trond Langemyr
Hydroniq One of Hydroniq Cooler's main goals is to be in the forefront of developments within our product sector (compressors). We want to contribute to and influence the developments, particularly with a focus on operations and maintenance, which will be a challenge for autonomous ships. Compressors are important components in ship systems and correct operations and maintenance is critical for protecting investments and ensuring reliability.
Contact: Eldar Bjørge
UMOE Mandal UMOE Mandal AS is a leading builder of military and civilian ships. Autonomy will create new opportunities and challenges for ship construction and building. The company is interested in investigating how this will impact on business.
Contact: Thomas Kjær
SINTEF Ocean SINTEF Ocean is an independent research institute that specialises in problems related to fisheries and aquaculture, oil and gas exploration, shipping, ocean energy and other sectors. Autonomous ships will create opportunities for new vessel designs and new business models.
Contact: Ørnulf Jan Rødseth
University in Tromsø UiT The Arctic University of Norway and the Department of Engineering and Safety is an important academic leader in advanced maritime operations. In addition, being in the close proximity to the Arctic, there is a natural focus on maritime autonomous operations in High North.
Contact: Peter Wide
Gard Insurance Gard AS is an insurance company specializing in the maritime sector and in particular on P&I type insurance. Autonomous ships will be a radically new concept that needs more knowledge and possibly new approaches to insurance.
Contact: Jarle Fosen
Kongsberg Group The Kongsberg Group is a world-leading manufacturer of, among other things, maritime systems, including sensors and control. Autonomous ships is a development that will have significant impact on Kongsberg's markets and we are actively participating in these developments.
Contact: Gard Ueland
Rolls Royce Rolls Royce is a world leader in the maritime market and offers services in ship design, integration of complex systems, energy and propulsion. The intelligent ship is a priority and within this concept is also autonomous ships.
Contact: Jann Peter Strand
Inmarsat Inmarsat is the leader in global mobile satellite communications. We offer the broadest portfolio of mobile data solutions on the market to meet the needs of all types and size of vessel - and every budget, including new autonomous ships.
Contact: Christer Baltzersen
Brunvoll Brunvoll delivers fully integrated thruster solutions, complete with motors, hydraulic equipment, control, alarm and monitoring systems.
Contact: Knut Andresen
NTNU NTNU, with a presence in Trondheim, Gjøvik and Ålesund, has research groups within our main profile of science and technology as well as in the humanities, social sciences, economics, medicine, health sciences, education science, architecture, entrepreneurship and the arts. NTNU has also several centres for excellence in research, including NTNU AMOS for autonomous systems and technology. NTNU has a national responsibility for education in technology and the natural sciences. The university has about 39 000 students, of which half study technology and the natural sciences.
Contact: Ingrid Schjølberg
Norsk Rederiforbund The Norwegian Shipowners' Association is a trade and employment organization for Norwegian controlled companies within the shipping and offshore industry. The primary fields are national and international industry policies, employer issues, competence and recruitment, environmental issues and innovation in addition to safety at sea. Our members are the core and driving force in the Norwegian maritime cluster. NSA's members employ over 55,000 seafarers and offshore workers from more than 50 different nations.
Contact: Jahn Viggo Rønningen
Norsk Industri Norsk Industri is part of the overall NHO (Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise). It is the largest federation within the NHO with 25 percent of the total employees (full time equivalents) in NHO member companies. The federation represents more than 2,400 member companies with approx. 126,500 employees. Member companies' interests are the Federation's main focus. The Federation of Norwegian Industries engages in the most important industrial and business policy issues of the day.
Contact: Lars Gørvell-Dahll
DNV GL DNV GL is the world's leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. We enhance safety, quality, energy efficiency and environmental performance of the global shipping industry - across all vessel types and offshore structures. We invest heavily in research and development to find solutions, together with the industry, that address strategic, operational or regulatory challenges.
Contact: Øystein Engelhardtsen
Kartverket The Norwegian Mapping Authority Hydrographic Service is responsible for preparing and updating nautical charts, and covers all marine and coastal waters in Norway and around Svalbard, as well as polar waters. The Norwegian Hydrographic Service is required to facilitate safe and effective navigation in Norwegian coastal and marine areas. The Hydrographic Service undertakes this task by gathering, administering, processing and publishing official maritime information to a range of user groups.
Contact: Gudmund Jønsson
Havyard Havyard is a fully integrated Ship Technology company and deliver products and services within the complete value chain from vessel design to support of vessels in operation. We deliver ship designs, ship equipment and construction of advanced vessels for fishing, fish farming, offshore wind power production and offshore oil production for shipyards and shipowners worldwide.
Contact: Kristian Voksøy Steinsvik
University in Oslo The Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law is part of the University in Oslo (UiO) and the leading specialist in the Nordic region on maritime law, energy law, petroleum law and adjoining fields. It is divided into the Department of Maritime Law, Department of Petroleum and Energy Law, and Centre for European Law.
Contact: Kari Marie Pound Davies
Met.no MET Norway is the meteorological service for both The Military and the Civil Services in Norway, as well as the public. Our mission is to protect life, property and the environment, and to provide the meteorological services required by society. Detailed and high quality weather forecasts will be an important contribution to safe operation of unmanned ships.
Contact: Kristine Gjesdal
FFI Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) is the prime institution responsible for defence-related research in Norway. The Establishment is the chief adviser on defence-related science and technology to the Ministry of Defence and the Norwegian Armed Forces' military organization.
Contact: Morten Nakjem
FFI Trondheim Port Authority is an inter-municipal company which manages port operations on behalf of 13 municipals. Trondheim Port Authority's strategy involves taking on a leading role within the transport and communication sector. This includes developing efficient and sustainable port operations and logistics for the benefits of the business sector, urban development and the environment. The emergence of technology has impacts on how we organize port logistics. We wish therefore to contribute actively in developing provident sea transportation and autonomous ship technology.
Contact: Knut Thomas Kusslid
Høgskolen i Sørøst-Norge The University College of Southeast Norway (USN) is the country's second largest state-owned university college, measured in the total number of students. We are approximatly 18,000 students and 1,500 staff, spread over eight campuses: Drammen, Vestfold, Kongsberg, Ringerike, Bø, Notodden, Porsgrunn and Rauland. The University College of Southeast Norway was established on 1 January 2016, when Buskerud and Vestfold University College merged with Telemark University College.
Contact: Paal Aamaas
Telenor Maritime Telenor Maritime operates in the cruise, ferry, fisheries and offshore industries. Our full-fledged, end-to-end mobile connectivity portfolio caters for all mobile communications needs at sea and supports all current mobile technologies and devices. We have been delivering the best mobile experience at sea since 2002 and our innovative patented mobile solutions define mobile communication standards at sea.
Contact: Tom Løwehr
Grieg Star Grieg Star is part of the privately owned Grieg Group, established in 1884, and is a ship owning, managing and operating company. Grieg Star operates a fleet of around 40 vessels transporting parcel cargo, break bulk and dry bulk cargo. More than 30 vessels belong to our open hatch fleet. In addition, the company operates several dry bulk Supramax carriers, owned and chartered long term.
Contact: Matthew Duke

Medium sized organisations

DNMF The Norwegian Union of Maritime Engineers (NUME) will contribute to the development of new technology that takes the human factor into account, that internal and external safety is protected and that the competence requirements in national and international regulations are sufficient for safety on board.
Contact: Odd Rune Malterud
Port of Grenland The Port of Grenland intends to develop into one of Norway's most important ports by actively supporting the local industries and sustainable transport services. By being competitive, cooperative and by embracing change, we will be the preferred transport hub on the west side of Oslofjorden.
Contact: Borgar Slørdal
Norwegian Marine Officer Assocaition Norwegian Marine Officers Association organises Norwegian ship officers and want to contribute to the development of new technology that is safe, secure and which takes the human users and those that are exposed to the technology into consideration. New technology may also change the way sea officers work and we want to be involved in these developments.
Contact: Morten Kveim
Maritime Robotics Maritime Robotics delivers products and services within the area of unmanned vessels for maritime data collection. Maritime Robotics is a pioneer company in the development of unmanned surface vehicles (USV) and has operated these vessels from out base at headquarters in Trondheim since 2006. USVs can provide significantly lower costs and increased safety in the maritime operations for sensor-based data collection. Maritime Robotics jobs especially towards markets such as geophysical data collection and surveys, environmental monitoring, defence and security.
Contact: Vegard Evjen Hovstein
Lloyd Register EMEA Lloyd's Register is a leading international provider of classification, compliance and consultancy services to the marine industry, helping our clients design, construct and operate their assets to the highest levels of safety and performance.
Contact: Matthew Treadwell
Høglund Marine Automation AS Høglund Marine Automation is a automation company, delivering high quality products and services to all types of marine installations. We are supplier of maritime automation solutions such as Integrated Automation System, Power Management System and Ship Performance Monitor.
Contact: Kåre Høglund
Bureau Veritas Norway AS Created in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), delivering high quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.
Contact: Nicolas Marchal
Light Structures AS Light Structures is the world leading supplier of fibre optic condition monitoring systems based on Fibre Bragg Grating technology (FBG). The core SENSFIB system can give the crew and operator/manager real time vital information about the hull and stresses.
Contact: Terje Sannerud
Maritime Technologies LLC Marine Technologies LLC (MT) is a U.S.-based company with an R&D department in Norway. MT is dedicated to providing superior vessel control solutions for all types of vessels, from large offshore specialty vessels, accommodation vessels and wind field supply vessels to smaller tug boats and luxury yachts. MT products include dynamic positioning systems, integrated bridge systems and VSAT communications, including remote access for diagnostics and monitoring.
Contact: Sveinung Tollefsen
ECC Electronic Chart Centre (ECC) is a state owned company, delivering electronic chart services globally to producing Hydrographic Offices and distributors through the PRIMAR network. Our interest in e-navigation and autonomous shipping relates to research projects in regard to operational testing and the facilitation to support future standardized data products coming from IHO (International Hydrographic Organization). The result of this work will contribute to the development of safe autonomous ship navigation in the future.
Contact: Svein S. Skjaeveland

Small Organisations

Port of Risavika The Port of Risavika is interested in the effects of autonomous ships on the future port operations. More generally, in how autonomous ships and effective port operations can contribute to much more sustainable transport.
Contact: Steinar Madsen
Blue Maritime Cluster Blue Maritime Cluster is a "Global Centre of Excellence" (GCE) for the maritime industry in the Møre region.
Contact: Tom Christian Dahl
GCE Node GCE NODE is a world-leading technology cluster serving the global energy and maritime industries. We have 76 members in the southern Norway region. The cluster has a strong commitment to research, development and innovation (RD&I) in joint projects that will benefit the cluster and the region. Focus areas for RD&I are materials, mechatronics, ICT and business.
Contact: Arnt Aske
Captus International AS Captus International AS develops technology for safe and unmanned hose operations for offshore applications.
Contact: Trond Sandvold
Ulstein International AS ULSTEIN offers design, shipbuilding and system solutions for all types of ship. We develop new solutions for sustainable marine operations and is interested in exploring how autonomous vessels may contribute to this in times to come.
Contact: André Keane
Norske Havner Norwegian Ports is a membership and interest organisation with 49 member ports along the Norway coast. The association works to ensure that Norwegian ports develop as competitive and efficient hubs for sea transport and for achieving international and national goals on the transfer of freight from road to sea.
Contact: Arnt-Einar Litsheim
Norsk Havneforening The Nordic Association of Marine Insurers (Cefor) represents marine insurers in the Nordic countries. The members of Cefor engage in Hull and Machinery insurance (ocean and coastal), Protection and Indemnity insurance (P&I), Cargo insurance, Legal defence (FD&D), War risks insurance, Offshore Energy insurance & Builders' risks insurance.
Contact: Helle Hammer
Bærekraft Bærekraftig Arbeidsmiljø WE Sustain provides consultancy and IT tools to the offshore, energy and shipping industry. Our services include processes and management systems within the HSE field. Our delivery is characterized by high technical quality and user-friendly solutions.
Contact: Hasse Storebakken
Windpartner AS WindPartner AS is an O & M focused service and package solutions provider to the offshore wind industry through ownership and operation of state-of-the art SES Daugther Crafts and Crew Transfer Vessels (CTV).
Contact: Eivind Nordal
Superradio AS Super Radio AS provides professional maritime land-based broadband solutions, radio channel measurement/channel sounding solutions and related consultant services. Since 2016, Super Radio AS is leading the world's first 5G Maritime communication project "LTE, WIFI and 5G Massive MIMO Communications in Maritime Propagation Environments (MAMIME)" funded by the Norwegian Research council. In 2017, World's first maritime 5G massive MIMO channel measurement campaign with a research vessel for autonomous operations was successfully performed in MAMIME project in Trondheimfjord.
Contact: Kun Yang
Massterly Massterly is a joint venture between Kongsberg and Wilhelmsen; combining Kongsberg's world leading technology with automation, cyber security and autonomy with Wilhelmsen's operational expertise within shipping, logistics and terminals. It is the world's first company which is set up to operate autonomous vessels and offer services in the customers' entire value chain (from design and development of vessels and control systems, financing, insurances, port logistics and ship management). Massterly will enable a shift of polluting road transport to emission-free, safe and efficient transport by sea and inland waterways.
Contact: Tom Eystø

Personal members

The following individual memberships have been established:

Person Type Organisation
Trond Ramsvik Personal Onsagers AS
Henrik Rode Personal Onsagers AS
Bjørn Laksforsmo Personal Torghatten ASA
Sverre Olav Fagerland Personal Høgskulen på Vestlandet
Kim Wetting Student n/a
Ray Borkamo Student n/a
Turpal M.A. Atabaev Personlig TMC

Board and election committee

The board is elected by the annual meeting. The last meeting was in November 2017.

The members of the board are:

Person Organisation
Trond Langemyr (Leader) Kystverket
Lars Alvestad Sjøfartsdirektoratet
Jahn Viggo Rønningen Rederiforbundet
Gard Ueland Kongsberggruppen
Jann Petter Strand Rolls Royce
Bjørn-Johan Vartdal DNV GL
Ingrid Schjølberg NTNU
Vegard Evjen Hovstein Maritime Robotics

The members of the election committee are:

Person Organisation
Morten Kveim (Leader) Norsk Sjøoffiserforbund
Lars Gørvell-Dahll Norsk Industri
Morten Breivik NTNU
Morten Kveim Norwegian Sea Officers Association
Narve Mjøs DNV GL
Per Olaf Brett Ulstein International

Last updated 2019-02-22 by Ø.J.Rødseth @ SINTEF Ocean