The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Education, Research and Church Affairs (KUF-komiteen) visited MARINTEK at April 18th. The representatives of the Storting received information regarding the current and future activities of MARINTEK, the planned knowledge centre (Ocean Space Centre) and the ongoing partnership with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
In the meeting, several issues were discussed, and the parliamentarians clearly expressed their understanding of the importance of the knowledge actors in Trondheim and the need for modern infrastructure in order to secure a leading role in the field of marine technology. After the visit, Tord Lien (Progress party, FrP) said to the local press that the committee was very impressed by what they experienced at The Marine Technology Centre.
These politicians from the Parliament visited MARINTEK:
1. Marianne Aasen (Chair of the committee), Labour party/Ap
2. Dagrun Eriksen, Christian Democratic party/KrF
3. Tord Lien, Progress Party/FrP
4. Mari Lund Arnem, Socialist party/SV
5. Elisabeth Aspaker, Conservative party/Høyre
6. Tor Bremer, Labour party/Ap
7. Svein Gjelseth, Labour party/Ap
8. Hadia Tajik, Labour party/Ap
9. Bente Thorsen, Progress Party/FrP
10. Truls Wickholm, Labour party/Ap
A new group of politicans visited MARINTEK at 23rd of April. This group consisted of politicians from the Conservative party (Høyre), many of them members of the Programme committee, working on the new Party programme of Høyre.
1. Bent Høie, Member of the Parliament
2. Svein Flåtten, Member of the Parliament
3. Linda C. Helleland, Member of the Parliament
4. Lars Tvete, Trondheim Høyre
5. Yngve Brox, Trondheim Høyre
6. Rolf Jarle Brøske, Trondheim Høyre
7. Christian Ingebrigtsen, Trondheim Høyre
8. Henrik Kierulf, Trondheim Høyre
9. Kjetil Reinskou, Trondheim Høyre