About the speaker:
Ole Jacob Broch is working as a Senior Scientist at SINTEF Ocean in Trondheim, Norway. Since 2008 he has been involved in a number of national and international research projects on seaweed cultivation. His specialty is coupled biophysical ocean modelling with an emphasis on the interactions between various human activities, such as seaweed aquaculture, and the marine environment.
SINTEF Ocean is a limited company in the SINTEF Group (www.sintef.no), Scandinavia's largest independent non-profit research company. SINTEF Ocean conducts research and innovation related to ocean space for national and international industries. Our ambition is to continue Norway's leading position in marine technology and biomarine research. Many of the challenges of modern society can be solved through sustainable use of the ocean. Transport, food and energy production represent the backbone of ocean-based industries, and are also core areas for SINTEF Ocean. In addition, we focus on environmental technology, with one of the world’s leading professional environments in marine environmental technology. Through cooperation in the SINTEF group, we are also able to integrate our own expertise with expert technological knowledge from other industry sectors. SINTEF has a long tradition for being a knowledge supplier and a good partner for Norwegian companies. We will continue to be so in the future, and through SINTEF Ocean we have established a centre of gravity for marine and maritime research, both in Norway and internationally.