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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Geir Inge Aasland
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.

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Matthew Duke
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

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

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.

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Jose Jorge Garcia Agis
Evolift AS develops technology for safe and unmanned hose operations for offshore applications.

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Trond Sandvold
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.

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Bjørn R. Saltermark
Blue Maritime Cluster is a "Global Centre of Excellence" (GCE) for the maritime industry in the Møre region.

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Tom Christian Dahl

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.