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Inauguration of the test and demonstration site for marine materials

We are excited to announce the opening of RISE new test site for marine materials at Kristineberg Center for Research and Innovation. Welcome to join us on June 16th for demonstration and discussions.

Sustainable materials will play a key part for further exploitation of the oceans. Materials used in marine environments are subject to chemical, physical, and biological deterioration. These factors make materials selection, design, and protection critical to the effective and safe functioning of a structure, vessel, or component for its design life. Materials in/from the marine environment is a cross-functional competence area that promotes collaboration through the geographical uniqueness.

During the inauguration you will be guided around the test site and its possibilities for validation of materials in the marine environment. You get to listen to some of our marine scientist and representatives from companies telling about their research projects, challenges and future needs. We would also like to highlight the importance of European collaboration where you get to listen to some of our collaboration partners across Europe.


10.00 – 10.05 Welcome, Pierre Ingmarsson, Project Manager at RISE och moderator of the day

10.05 – 10.20 Introduction and opening comments  from some of our partners

10.20 – 11.35 Tour of the test site for marine materials and discussion about challenges

  • Marine Composites 
  • Marine Wood 
  • Marine Concrete 
  • Deterioration mechanisms, Corrosion and Mechanical Properties 
  • Biofouling

11.35 – 11.55 European collaboration on marine materials - panel discussion

11.55 – 12.00  Wrap-up and concluding remarks  


    Information about the event

    Date: 16 juni, 2021

    Time: 10-12

    Place: Digitalt

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    Participating speakers

    • Matthijs Soede, European Commission, DG Research and Innovation
    • Jessica H Olausson Senior Maritime Expert, Region Västra Götaland
    • Fredik Gröndahl, Station Manager, Kristineberg Centre
    • Jan-Olof Johansson, Chairman, Lysekil Municipality
    • Antoine Bonel, Mechanical Engineer, Corpower Ocean
    • Stig Lande, R&D Manager, Kebony
    • Annika Oskarsson, Head of Asset Management Marine Structures, Port of Gothenburg
    • Mikael Sidenmark, CEO, Ocean Harvesting Technologies 
    • Viktor Räftegård, Corrosion & Surface Treatment Specialist, Volvo Penta
    • Alessandro Beneventi, R&D and Purchasing Director, BOERO
    • Ana Brito e Melo, Senior Advisor, WaveC
    • Pablo Benguria, Materials for Extreme Conditions, Tecnalia
    • Dan Isaksson, Research and Application Development Manager, I-tech
    • Christian Andersson, Material Specialist, NKT
    • Nicolas Larché, Responsible of Marine Corrosion and Cathodic Protection, Institute de la Corrosion
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