Subsea floor processes and a sustainable ocean
The sea is affected by climate change. The subsea floor has opportunities for utilization of energy, mineral and water resources and can function as a storage for CO2. This also affects the exchange between the subsea floor and the ocean.
In order to manage the ocean's subsea floor and marine resources, research is required related to the mapping of resources, the interaction between the subsea floor and the ocean, and the importance of external influences on natural systems.
11.30 – 12.00 Coffee/ light lunch
12.00 – 12.15 Opening
Hans Petter Graver, President, The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
Ole Sejersted, President VISTA
12.15 – 12.35 The United Nations decade of Ocean science for sustainable development
Peter Haugan, Professor, Head of research, Institute of Marine Research
12.35 – 12.55 The energy transition and resources of the seabed - environmental risks of
Matthias Haeckel, Professor, GEOMAR
12.55 – 13.15 Cold seepages, gas hydrates and climate change
Karin Andreassen, Professor, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
13.15 – 13.45 Coffee break
13.45 – 14.05 Hydrothermal circulation along the mid-ocean ridge systems
Inga Berre, Professor/Project leader VISTA CSD
14.05 – 14.25 Deep sea sediments and the carbon cycle – Industrial activity – A major
Jack J. Middelburg, Professor, Utrecht University
14.25 – 14.45 Hydrothermal vents and deep sea mining – Industrial adventure?
Rolf Birger Pedersen, Professor, University of Bergen
14.45 – 15.05 Hydrothermal vents and deep sea mining - are we interfering with the
“origins of life”?
Antje Boetius, Professor/Director AWI
15.05 – 15.25 Sustainable ocean research and exploitation – the future model for
Asgeir Sørensen, Professor/Project leader NTNU VISTA CAROS
15.25 – 15.45 Deep se exploration – Legal aspects
Harald Brekke, Senior Geologist, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate/
International Seabed Authority (ISA)
15.45 – 16.30 Panel discussion
16.30 – 17.00 Aperitif
17.00 – 19.00 Dinner