04.04.2019 Stavanger Event and AGM

Welcome to Cafe Sting in Stavanger (Valberget 3) on April 4th for a NOSP evening event! On the program for this evening:

  • “Johan Sverdrup Pipeline Installation – Survey Challenges” by Odd Arne Lillebø, Equinor
  • “Clash Detection and the Five Ps” by Simon Canning, DOF Subsea
  • “Onshore ROV Control Room Operations” by Tor Eivind Selvik, iTech Services

Doors open at 17:00 for pizza, drinks, and mingling. Presentations begin at 18:00. Following the presentations will be a short convening of the Annual General Meeting. This is expected to take only 10 minutes, fear not, no tasks are delegated at the AGM!

  • Final Call to the AGM and 2018 Report are attached to this post.
  • Financial results are available to all members, if you have not received them, get in touch!
  • Voting for new Board members is done through this link.

Mark your calendars, tell your colleagues all about it, and see you there! This event is of course free to attend and no registration is required (although it is always appreciated!).

21.03.2019 – Half-Day Event in Bergen

In cooperation with the Norwegian Ocean Observation Laboratory, NOSP welcomes you to Litteraturhuset (Østre Skostredet 5-7) in Bergen for a half-day seminar (14:45 – 21:00) on Thursday, March 21st!

Doors open at 14:45 for a drink and mingle, the first presentation commences at 15:15. A light dinner will be served during a break in the program (18:00-18:30):

  • 15:15 Prof Paolo Casari, IMDEA : “Friends or foes? How underwater acoustic channels can facilitate localization and authentication”
  • 16:00 Gautier Dreyfus, Forssea Robotics : “Agile LBL: Low-cost Frame Deployment, Calibration, & Recovery” (in cooperation with iXblue)
  • 16:30 Arvid Nesse, Metcentre : “Building a Norwegian supply chain for floating offshore wind turbines.”
  • 17:00 Dr Nuno Gracias, University of Girona : “Research at UdG on underwater vision systems with applications to mapping and vehicle navigation”
  • 18:30 Nick Lawrence, Edgetech : “Ongoing developments in Side Scan Sonars and Sub-Bottom Profilers”
  • 19:00 Mike Gallo, Coda Octopus : “3D real time imaging sonar solutions for positioning and operations monitoring.”
  • 19:30 Ole Kristensen, EIVA : “Automated pipe inspection using machine Learning – is it really working? And what are the potential uses?”

Mark your calendars, tell your colleagues all about it, and see you there! This event is of course free to attend and no registration is required (although it is always appreciated!).

Request for 2019 Sponsorship

The “Norwegian Forum for Offshore Survey and Positioning” was founded more than five years ago as a non-profit entity. We are extremely proud to say that, thanks to the generous financial support of our corporate sponsors, we are continuing to grow and improve as a meeting place for you and your industry colleagues.  Today we have over 350 members and have an established routine of hosting informative and social evening events around the country all of which are completely free to attend.

2019 sponsors (as of 13.03)

To cover the cost of our events and activities in 2019, we are again seeking annual sponsorship of NOK 10 000,- from organisations connected to the offshore survey and positioning community in Norway.  Sponsorship income will be used to cover our (nominal) running costs and to support our activities during the year, including regular evening forums and social events.  We emphasise that NOSP has, from the start, been run on an entirely voluntary basis, and will continue to be so going forward.

“Thank You” to all who have supported us in our previous years, without you we could not exist!  If you are interested in financially contributing to our success in 2019, please reach out to arrange the practical details.  More information is contained in the attached letter.