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Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute (MARINTEK) and SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture are merged into a new private limited company, SINTEF Ocean, operative from 1 January 2017. The department for environmental technology in SINTEF Materials and Chemistry is also transferred to the new company.

Management and board

Management and board

Communications Director


  • Alexandra Bech Gjørv, Chairman SINTEF
  • Terje Hjalmar Michelsen, Grieg Group
  • Rune Torhaug, DNVGL
  • Erik Gjerdene, Norwegian shipowners association
  • Kjetil Berget, SINTEF Ocean
  • Ivar Nygaard, SINTEF Ocean
  • Bjørn-Ola Berge, SINTEF Ocean
  • Otto Gregussen, Norwegian Fishermen's Association
  • Reidar Bye, SINTEF
  • Ørjan Mortveit Tveiten, Marine Harvest
  • Ingrid Schjølberg, NTNU