INSPIRATIONAL LECTURE (UiB): UNLOCKING THE ABYSS - INNOVATING IN THE DEEP SEA
The deep sea is our planet’s final frontier – it is the place on our planet we know the least about, and it is vast. We do know that there are resources down there – but we know little about their potential. We don’t know if we can utilize deep sea resources in neither a sustainable nor an economically viable way.
Simultaneously – impressive subsea technology and capability is becoming obsolete as the oil-age service demand is dwindling. As the offshore and subsea industry is looking for alternatives, the deep sea shows promise. But can we bridge the gap between the two? Can we innovate to transform a service industry currently seeing their expiration date by unlocking sustainable resources in the abyss?
Lars-Kristian Trellevik is a PhD candidate in the Oceans Strategic Focus area of UiB. He is part of the System Dynamics groupat the Geography department and the K.G Jebsen center for deep sea research. He has 15 years of experience in the offshore industry where he worked with deep sea innovation, survey and autonomous operations.
The K.G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea Research was established as a result of a generous contribution from the Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation. The centre aims at being a leading international institution and pioneer of deep ocean research. We study the coupling between geological and biological processes in volcanic, hydrothermal and sedimentary environments in the deep sea.
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