Ocean Industry Forum Oslofjord
We focus on innovation, competence and standing in the region.
Ocean Industry Forum Oslofjord (OIFO) also includes Maritime Forum Oslofjord. Geographically, the association covers Oslo, Viken (formerly Østfold, Akershus and Buskerud), and Vestfold-Telemark counties.
OIFO aims to be a cooperation arena for innovation and restructuring in the ocean industries. The arena includes local and global companies from the region that are part of the ocean industries, as well as expert environments at the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN), the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) in Ås in Viken county, the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, BI Norwegian Business School, and OsloMet (Oslo Metropolitan University) in Oslo.
Through various network activities and committees, OIFO endeavours to contribute to increased innovation and value creation in the region. The chair of the board is Jon Rysst, Senior Vice President, DNV GL – Maritime.
"Ocean Industry Forum Oslofjord focuses on innovation, competence and standing in the region. The forum also includes Maritime Forum Oslofjord, with all the possibilities and obligations a nationwide network of such maritime forums entails. Through the Maritime Oslofjord alliance, we will be able to offer our members an even wider network and better cooperation, so that we can contribute to restructuring, development and competence-building across the ocean industries."
Jon Rysst, Board Chair and Senior Vice President in DNV GL – Maritime
Board members as of April 2020
Jon Rysst, DNV GL AS (Board Chair)
Olav Weider, Dr.Tech. Olav Olsen AS
Per-Martin Tanggaard, Nor-Shipping / Norges Varemesse
Christine Rødsæther, Simonsen Vogt Wiig
Lars Kristian Moen, Kongsberg Maritime AS
Bern Blikstad, DNB Bank ASA
Randi Lunnan, Handelshøyskolen BI
Frøydis Eldevik, Lundin Norway AS
Bjørn Haas Brubakk, Wilhelmsen Ships Service AS
Erik Dyrkoren, Zeabuz AS