Members

Large organizations

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.

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Lars Gørvell-Dahll
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.

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Jahn Viggo Rønningen
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.

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Ingrid Schjølberg
Brunvoll delivers propulsion, maneuvering and positioning systems. The solutions include complete drive systems with motors and starters, hybrid drive systems, as well as automation with control, alarm and monitoring and different degrees of autonomy.

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Knut Andresen
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.

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Christer Baltzersen
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.

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Gard Ueland

Medium organizations

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.

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Svein S. Skjæveland
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.

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Sveinung Tollefsen
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.

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Terje Sannerud
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.

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Nicolas Marchal
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.

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Kåre Høglund
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.

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Matthew Treadwell

Small organizations

uSEA is an innovative subsea survey provider delivering world-class subsea data acquisition and light intervention services in a cost-effective, cleaner and safer manner. Using unmanned surface vessels to deploy, operate and recover unmanned underwater vehicles, uSEA is set to be the world's most efficient and sustainable survey company. Our team is based in Oslo, Trondheim and Bergen and our robots can reach any offshore site worldwide.

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Felipe Lima
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.

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Tom Eystø
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.

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Kun Yang
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).

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Eivind Nordal
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.

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Hasse Storebakken
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.

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Helle Hammer

Personal members

Geir Jegstad

Membership type

Observer

Organization

IALA

Sverre Olav Fagerland

Membership type

Personal

Organization

Høgskulen på Vestlandet

Board members

Vegard Evjen Hovstein

Organization

Maritime Robotics

Ingrid Bouwer Utne

Organization

NTNU

Øystein Goksøyr

Organization

DNV GL

An-Magritt Tinlund Ryste

Organization

Kongsberg

Gard Ueland

Organization

Kongsberg

Jahn Viggo Rønningen

Organization

Rederiforbundet

Svein David Medhaug

Organization

Sjøfartsdirektoratet

Trond Langemyr (Leader)

Organization

Kystverket

Election comittee

Per Olaf Brett

Organization

Ulstein International

Narve Mjøs

Organization

DNV GL

Morten Kveim

Organization

Norwegian Sea Officers Association

Morten Breivik

Organization

NTNU

Lars Gørvell-Dahll

Organization

Norsk Industri

The board is elected by the annual meeting. The last meeting was in October 2019

Benefits of membership

Membership in NFAS contributes to more momentum in the development of autonomous ships as well as other autonomous and maritime applications of the technology. This includes technology, accept criteria, regulations and standards as well as building public support for these solutions. NFAS will also work to emphasize the importance of autonomous ship technology in national and international research strategies.

NFAS will be an information dissemination network for users, practitioners, authorities and others. This is intended to disseminate and develop new ideas as well as providing a discussion forum for finding good solutions to technical and operational problems.

Members of NFAS will also be able to participate in more formal working groups to undertake more specific tasks under the auspices of NFAS.

Finally, members will get exclusive invitations to closed workshops and seminars as well as discounts or free access to our larger conferences.

Statuses

Statutes are only available in Norwegian (see Norwegian pages). Contact the manager if you have questions.

Observer

Kr. 500 / year

Person

Kr. 2500 / year

Small organization

Kr. 5 000 / year

Medium organization

Kr. 10 000 / year

Large organization

Kr. 25 000 / year

Applying for membership

Membership is open to all Norwegian Organisations and persons. To become a member, check the organisation sizes and dues below and fill in the Application Form (docx-format - Norwegian only).

Sign it, scan it and send it as email to the NFAS manager. Please include a company logo if appropriate, as well as short description of the organisation suitable for publication on our web pages.