Members

Large organizations

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.

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Jarle Fosen
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.

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Peter Wide
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.

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Ørnulf Jan Rødseth
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.

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Trond Langemyr
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.

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Svein David Medhaug
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.

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Tor Svanes

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.