Europeisk Miljøhovedstad 2019: Oslo rocker mangfold i år, og DU er invitert!

2019 er året hvor vi går fra prat til handling! Vi feirer Miljøhovedstadsåret og Kvinnedagen med å løfte blikket fra MeToo og over til banebrytende initiativer som vil akselerere mangfold og likestilling i Oslos næringsliv. 5. mars er det klart for State of the City 2019 i OsloRådhus , med et stjernelag av dyktige endringsagenterContinue reading “Europeisk Miljøhovedstad 2019: Oslo rocker mangfold i år, og DU er invitert!”

Reflections from FutureTalks Arctic Expedition

End of August I went onboard an old vessel gathering a group of 100 engaged people from 42 countries in Svalbard, completely disconnected from WiFi and phones. The purpose of the expedition was to identify the key questions of our time. And back home, like a glass filled over, thoughts and words just flood out.Continue reading “Reflections from FutureTalks Arctic Expedition”

FutureTalks Svalbard: The Key Questions of Our Time

I will update some reflections after our Svalbard expedition, and also link this to what I saw in the Seychelles end of April. Two very different locations but both directly impacted by global warming and pollution. Both places acting as silent witnesses to what we are about to do to our planet, impacting life inContinue reading “FutureTalks Svalbard: The Key Questions of Our Time”

OSL🐳CEAN: The Power of Youth & the Ocean Entrepreneurs’ Capital🌱💦

My keynote speech from the AIVP International Conference in Quebec. Slides are added later 😉 Good morning everyone- and thank you so much for a great event so far! To set the mode of my keynote – I’ll tell you a story. In 2011 I left my job as global project manager for the WilhelmsenContinue reading “OSL🐳CEAN: The Power of Youth & the Ocean Entrepreneurs’ Capital🌱💦”

Ocean Heroes #WorldOceanDay

5 Oslo heroes of Ocean Conservation 1. Christine Spiten – Co-founder of Blueye Robotics Christine Spiten is co-founder of Blueye Robotics, a smartphone-controlled drone that can explore up to 150 meters below the ocean surface. The prototype is already making waves internationally, being used for mapping and cleanups in Norway, the US and Australia. ChristineContinue reading “Ocean Heroes #WorldOceanDay”

Kick-off: Ocean Entrepreneurs´Capital

My message to the audience gathered at the informal kick-off for our initiative to mobilize and grow the global leading capital for sustainability & tech-oriented entrepreneurs. Oslo is the Nordics´ fastest growing entrepreneur hub, and Top 3 leading maritime capital, gateway to the most complete ocean industry cluster worldwide. There is a huge untapped potentialContinue reading “Kick-off: Ocean Entrepreneurs´Capital”

Closing Keynote: Orkangerkonferansen 2018

Sist uke deltok jeg på Orkanger Oljeforums årlige konferanse, og delte mine tanker om bærekraft i maritim næring, og hva jeg ser på som de største mulighetene. Jeg testet en mer personlig approach denne gangen, med refleksjoner og erfaringer rundt hvordan både samfunn og enkeltindivider er i endring. Her har du mitt tankegods som bådeContinue reading “Closing Keynote: Orkangerkonferansen 2018”

Skrivekløe & Stand-in

Spisser pennen og skriver gjesteinnlegg til neste nr av Kapital, samt canadiske La Tribune – morro i sola! ☀️ De skal handle om hhv havgrundere og fremtidens smarte grønne havnebyer; bare å gi en lyd om du har spennende prosjekter og ting på gang som er verdt å få med 🌱💡💦 Vil også oppfordre alleContinue reading “Skrivekløe & Stand-in”

Grateful & Excited: Thank you!!

So finally we were able to reveal my new role and project this week, and I just have to thank everyone for such an amazing flood of warm and engaged feedback! The idea of mobilizing all good forces to co-create the world’s best ecosystem for ocean entrepreneurs – with a special focus on impact/sustainability –Continue reading “Grateful & Excited: Thank you!!”

Oslo & Norge: Verdens Beste Destinasjon for Havromsgründere

Tanker om havrom, bærekraft og entreprenørskap – og Norges fremtid Næringsministeren la denne uka frem tall som viser at havnæringene bidrar med 500 milliarder fra havet, om lag en fjerdedel av norsk verdiskapning fra næringslivet. Regjeringen konkurrerer nå med opposisjonen om å være mest havnæringsvennlig. Store deler av dagens verdiskapning kommer fra petroleumssektoren. En bransjeContinue reading “Oslo & Norge: Verdens Beste Destinasjon for Havromsgründere”

Opp igjen – Med Passion For Ocean

Etter at jeg brente ut kruttet i fjor har jeg ikke stått på en scene. Jeg har blitt kvalm, stressa og fått pustevansker bare av tanken. Å snakke foran folk har stått for meg som et mareritt, fordi jeg hadde mistet selvtilliten helt og hadde kjørt meg helt tom. I min nye rolle skal jegContinue reading “Opp igjen – Med Passion For Ocean”

Water Lovers! Ocean Friendly Sunscreen❤️

Love the beach but don’t want to screw up the ocean ecosystem? Check this out! No more messing up coral reefs & seabed with chemicals from your sun lotion. I just spoke about sustainable shipping at the Passion For Ocean lecture festival, and discovered something that will enable me to enjoy the beach with aContinue reading “Water Lovers! Ocean Friendly Sunscreen❤️”

Countdown: New Job Announcement (!)

I’m so excited!! Counting down towards starting an amazing new job, where I can use all of my passion for the ocean industries, tech, sustainability, entrepreneurs, diversity and continue mobilizing for change! After a really tough 2017, I felt it was important with a fresh start. But it wasn’t an easy decision to leave Nor-Shipping.Continue reading “Countdown: New Job Announcement (!)”

Seychelles & African Shipowners Summit

Hoping to see many industry friends from across the African continent as I’ll be attending the African Shipowners Association’s summit in the Seychelles! Excited to explore the current developments in energy & ocean industries across the many coastal countries. Thank you for the invite Funmi & co, can’t wait! And hoping to see many ofContinue reading “Seychelles & African Shipowners Summit”

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