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Innovation by Ocean Technology Crossover - Subsea meets Aquaculture 

As part of our ongoing crossover initiatives GCE Subsea, NCE Seafood Innovation and Deloitte are running a project where we explore the crossover potential between Oil & Gas and Aquaculture. Funding has been given from Hordaland County.

In phase 1 of the project, the main challenges of the aquaculture industry were reviewed and matched with competence and solutions from the offshore oil and gas industry, in order to identify possible areas of innovation. Some of the potential areas for crossover that are identified, are control and instrumentation systems, remote control, sensor technology, advanced image recognition, data acquisition and analysis, tracking systems, environmental survey, piping and valves, surface protection and anti-corrosion, marine operations, diving and ROV support, anchoring, materials and more.

In Phase 2 the project will proceed to zoom in on some of the most potent areas for crossover and set up a project organisation and a series of networking events. Here, representatives from the aquaculture industry will meet representatives from offshore oil and gas to discuss innovative solutions that can be derived from existing offshore oil and gas knowledge and solutions. Possible solutions will be vetted and prioritised for further development with a view to initiate several R&D projects.

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