Members

Large organizations

Institute for Energy technology (IFE) is an independent foundation and one of the world's foremost research communities on energy. We have developed unique skills over 70 years of world-leading researchers and outstanding international projects in our reactors and laboratories. Our research reactors have led to better nuclear safety in our neighboring countries and around the world, and are also key in leading research on energy and materials in Norway. At IFE we look into materials in new ways. We develop and produce cancer medicine. We are far ahead in the pursuit of next-generation battery technology and contribute to better solar, wind and hydrogen solutions. Offshore, we have developed low-emission petroleum technology and advanced digital solutions for management, security and communication. When the next chapter in Norway's story is to be written, we will continue to bridge the gap between research, education and industrial enterprises. We will continue to research - for a sustainable future.

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Stine Strand
ABB is a pioneering technology leader with a comprehensive offering for digital industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB is today a leader in digital industries with four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by its common ABB Ability(TM) digital platform. ABB's marketleading Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.

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Stian Torkildsen
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.

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Tom Løwehr
The University of Southeast Norway (USN) is the country's fourthd largest university, measured in the total number of students. We are approximatly 18,000 students and 1,600 staff, spread over eight campuses: Drammen, Vestfold, Kongsberg, Ringerike, Bø, Notodden, Porsgrunn and Rauland. The University of Southeast Norway was formed on 1 January 2016, when Buskerud and Vestfold University College merged with Telemark University College.

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Paal Aamaas
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.

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Knut Thomas Kusslid
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.

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Morten Nakjem

Medium organizations

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.

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Vegard Evjen Hovstein
Norwegian Marine Officers Association organizes 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.

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Morten Kveim
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.

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Odd Rune Malterud

Small organizations

Cities all over the world are closely connected to water, yet today in most places, the waterways are seen as obstacles to be conquered by building costly tunnels and bridges which themselves become chokepoints causing delays and unwanted emissions. Hyke's Hydrolift Smart City Ferries believe in restoring waterways to their former glory, as the very lifeline of a city and an integral part of its transport network. Re-activating the waterways with an autonomous fleet of sleek, efficient, and environmentally sustainable ferries will cut emissions, reduce travel times, and save money. The objective is to over time build a worldwide urban mobility brand (Hyke) offering seamless, multi-modal passage to passengers and light cargo networked together by technology to form tomorrow´s smart city mobility infrastructure.

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Jason McFarlane
Logo - CRAFT Research Group
The Research Group CRAFT leads research activities integrating various disciplinary perspectives and academic/non-academic knowledge, aiming to provide science, solutions, and advice for societal, industrial, and political adaptation to complex future challenges in the marine and coastal areas. The keywords of the group are critical futures thinking, inter-/transdisciplinarity, and new technologies and competences in the Blue Sector.

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Melania Borit
Zeabuz AS
Zeabuz is developing the key technologies and solutions that will enable a new generation of flexible, adaptable, movable and scalable waterborne mobility solutions, connecting communities across and along their waterways. Our autonomous passenger ferries will be low cost, efficient, available for 24/7 operation and integrate with other smart mobility solutions. The full Zeabuz mobility system includes the autonomous ferries, docking stations with wireless charging, passenger handling and ticketing systems, secure wireless communication and a remote support centre.

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Øyvind Smogeli
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

Personal members

Geir Jegstad

Membership type

Observer

Organization

IALA

Sverre Olav Fagerland

Membership type

Personal

Organization

Høgskulen på Vestlandet

Board members

Frode Bloch

Organization

Brunvoll AS

Vegard Evjen Hovstein

Organization

Maritime Robotics

Ingrid Bouwer Utne

Organization

NTNU

Øystein Goksøyr

Organization

DNV GL

An-Magritt Tinlund Ryste

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 Membership form (Norwegian only - docx format).

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.