During Science Week in Washington D.C., October 20, 2010, The Research Council of Norway conducted a first workshop between Norwegian and North-American R&D organizations and governmental bodies on topics related to oil spills; modeling, monitoring, effect studies and response technology.
The goal of the workshop was to initiate a dialogue between relevant parties on both sides to enhance R&D collaboration centering around these topics. The feedback from participating parties has been very positive.
A follow-up workshop is therefore in the stages of being planned during the Arctic Technology Conference in Houston, February 7-9, 2011. The workshop will be arranged at Norway House on February 8th.
The proposed workshop is an initiative of the Research Council of Norway in cooperation with the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Houston, and Norwegian R&D institutions. Innovation Norway in Houston is also a co-organizer.
"We want to explore the basis for a common initiative to stimulate international R&D collaboration on the topics mentioned above. We are initially looking for relevant R&D actors from Norway, US and Canada", explains programme coordinator of PETROMAKS, Siri Helle Friedemann.
If this is something you see as valuable and of interest to you, please respond as soon as possible to:
Programme coordinator Siri Helle Fridemann - email@example.com, or
Consul General Jostein Mykletun - firstname.lastname@example.org or
Director of Innovation Norway in Houston Bjørn Akselsen - email@example.com
Participation will be by invitation only to secure relevant and concrete further collaboration.