We are pleased to have Sören Themann, Vice President of Subsea Monitoring at Kongsberg Maritime Subsea speak in a breakout session during Arctic Frontiers BUSINESS Wednesday January 27. This session is organised by the Federation of Norwegian Industries.
Mr. Themann graduated from Kiel University with a Diploma in Marine Geology in 2002. Since then he has worked as a researcher, scientific consultant and as a managing director for companies in different parts of academic institutions as well as businesses.
The title of his talk is: "From single sensors to monitoring systems – Challenges and opportunities of a subsea monitoring modular design"
About the talk:
The demand for comprehensive subsea monitoring solutions in the marine scientific and industrial sector is growing. Its interacting drivers are increasing environmental awareness, legislative changes and scientific projects as well as improvement in process efficiency.
Reliable and continuous data collection of multiple parameters is required for applications in offshore decommissioning, oil and gas, as well as CCS (carbon capture and storage) and methane hydrate field monitoring. Ocean acidification investigation is another application example that benefits from multi-parameter measurements expressed here by the necessity of measuring at least two parameters of the marine carbonate system.
State of the art sensor and platform technologies are key components in designing contemporary monitoring solutions. The available sensor toolbox comprises physical and chemical sensors with dissolved gas sensors playing a key role. Monitoring systems further demand for cleverly combined solutions of stationary and mobile platforms.
This talk will focus on the challenges and opportunities related to establishing a modular design for subsea monitoring solutions. While it is common practice to realize modular system approaches for hardware components, it will be discussed, how far this approach can and should be applied to data products emerging from these systems. To exemplify this discussion monitoring solution examples from the applications fields above will be presented.
Kongsberg Maritime is within large offshore, shipyard and energy exploration & production industries. Deliver systems for dynamic positioning and navigation, marine automation, safety management, cargo handling, subsea survey and construction, maritime simulation and training, and satellite positioning.
Kongsberg Maritime Subsea develops, engineers and realizes modular, scalable and networked subsea monitoring systems for the emerging markets of environmental monitoring, leak detection, marine research, Arctic applications, fish farming and offshore renewables.