State Secretary Daniel Bjarmann-Simonsen, will open Spaceport Norway 2018.
ESA Director General, Johann-Dietrich "Jan" Wörner
The Lysefjord - a sublime setting for our opening reception

The main program for the Spaceport Norway 2018-conference is out!

The program for this year´s Spaceport Norway & ESA Business Applications Conference & Expo has been under development since late 2017, right before Easter we could finally publish the conference schedule.

«Ocean X Space» (ocean multiplied by space) is our main theme this year, investigating how science, technology, data and infrastructure from the space sector, enable new opportunities and solutions in the ocean industries (and the other way around!). Our program comittee and our partners, European Space Agency Business Applications and Norwegian Space Centre, have focused on three subtopics and industry sectors that will change a lot during the nest 5-10 years:


The conference will be opened by a representative from the Norwegian Government,  State Secretary to the Minister Trade and Industry, Daniel Bjarmann-Simonsen, on Wednesday 23 May, 09:15. He will shape the context for the conference with a Norwegian perspective with his talk:

“Space infrastructure and ocean industry in Norway – strong legacy and future growth”

This will kick off a day with a lot of inspiring talks about business and technology innovation from organisations as Kongsberg Seatex, Statoil, KSATEuropean Maritime Safety Agency and of course, European Space Agency. (ESA).

ESA will not only bring 40-50 leaders, space technology experts and business developers to Stavanger in May, but also the Director General himself, Johann-Dietrich ‘Jan’ Wörner . He will be our opening keynote speaker on Thursday 24 May.

Everything starts with the opening reception on the Lysefjord on the afternoon of Tuesday 22 May. On a brand new boat we will take all our Spaceport Norway & ESA Business Applications guests on a spectacular cruise on the fjord and experience the sublime nature of western Norway.

Get to know the schedule for this year´s conference and;