Looking for a specific product?

Make a search for products & suppliers, articles & news.

Marine Science Week adds to Norwegian-Japanese cooperation

The event is intended to promote increased cooperation between Norwegian and Japanese research groups in the areas of marine nutrition and research. This year, the Japan Fisheries Association, Japan Science and Technology Agency and Nagoya University were the key partners from Japan, and the Norwegian Seafood Council also helped to organise the event.


Marine Science Week was opened by State Secretary Amund Drønen Ringdal of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries. The main event was held on June 4 and was attended by close to 300 Japanese and 50 Norwegian participants.

Six parallel sessions were held on the topics of safe seafood, aquaculture, polar research, climate change/modelling and the development of coastal communities to safeguard co-existence between a variety of industries.

“The sea ties us together”

Professor Noel Keenlyside from the Geophysical Institute at the University of Bergen was among the Norwegian participants. He is studying the vital role of the sea in predicting climate change and is already working closely together with several Japanese scientists. Dr Keenlyside views science week as a good opportunity both for promoting Norwegian research and for finding new partners, pointing out that Japan and Norway share considerable interests with regard to the marine sector: “Both countries are dependent on and affected by the sea when it comes to climate and industry,” he says.

The year’s Marine Science Week confirmed that Norwegian research institutions are eager to take part in joint events with the Japanese research community – both as a means of strengthening existing cooperation and for discussing common challenges the two countries face.

Norwegian contributors to the event included the independent research foundation SINTEF, the Norwegian Polar Institute, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, the University of Nordland, the National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research, the Norwegian Food Safety Authority, Statoil (Norwegian state-owned petroleum company), the consultancy company SALT Lofoten and DNV GL.


 

Associated companies:


 

Related news

Latest news

SAR Celebrates 2nd anniversary in Kuwait

SAR Celebrates 2nd anniversary of operation in Kuwait.

SAR AS Celebrates 30 years of operation!

The history of SAR goes 50 years back to the late 1960s with the company Septik Tank Co. 

Ready to conquer the world with Hansen Protection Helicopter pilot suits

In 2017, for the first time in the history of helicopter sport, the World Cup in Helicopter Races is going to be held. It is going to take place in 7 countries, and starts on Friday April 7th in Konakovo, Russia.

SeaBass Fisherman's Work / Flotation Suit

SeaBass is a waterproof, buoyant work suit for anyone working on or around water.

Improved Surface Rescue Preparedness can Save Lives

A significant part of the Norwegian fire and rescue services lack good apparel for use in surface rescue operations. This can mean the loss of valuable time in rescue operations in water, and experts now call for a change ...

Historical contract for Norwater AS!

The excitement was at its height at Norwater AS in Høylandsbygd on Wednesday last week. The company signed its biggest contract in history, in strong competition with both Norwegian and foreign competitors. The order book ...

Export Credit Norway Finances Production of Ready-to-use Therapeutic Foods in South Africa

Since being founded in 1948, the Norwegian company GC Rieber Compact has developed into a leading supplier of ready-to-use therapeutic foods to customers such as Doctors Without Borders, the Red Cross, the World Food Progr...

Peru Corporate Day

On 26th September, Oslo Chamber of Commerce will for the first time receive a technological business delegation from Peru to Norway, led by PROMPERÚ.

New contract for delivery of Servogear CPP

The Servogear installation includes CPP propellers,