GEOMAR and Kongsberg Want to Strengthen Their Collaboration

Prof. Peter Herzig (5th from left) und Bjørn Jalving (4th from left) with representatives of Kongsberg Maritime and GEOMAR. Photo: J. Steffen, GEOMAR

The Norwegian company Kongsberg Maritime is one of the world's largest manufacturers of underwater technology and can look back on a long-term cooperation with GEOMAR. To further formalize this cooperation, GEOMAR’s Director Professor Peter Herzig and Bjørn Jalving, Vice-President Kongsberg Maritime Subsea, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 19 Decembe, 2017, in Kiel.

The focus of the collaboration will be on hydroacoustics, environmental monitoring, underwater sensors and oceanography. “These are areas in which there is a great deal of overlap between the Kongsberg Maritime Group and GEOMAR,” says Professor Herzig.

Scientists at GEOMAR have been cooperating for many years with the company Contros, founded in Kiel in 2006, which is known worldwide for its sensors systems detecting and quantifying methane, carbon dioxide and other gases in the water. Since 2015, Contros belongs to the Norwegian company Kongsberg Maritime AS. “It now makes sense to expand these good contacts to other areas as well”, emphasizes the GEOMAR director.

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