The conference brings together experts from both the industry and academic field. 

Find out more about them below. 

KEYNOTE - Stefan Møller Olsen
R&D Manager, Marine Technology and Innovation

Stefan Møller Olsen has a M.Sc. degree in Chemistry from the University of Copenhagen and a Ph.D. in chemical product design from the Technical University of Denmark. He joined Hempel in 2005 as a Industrial PhD student and has thus spent his entire career in the research and development side of marine coatings.

Stefan is an author of several peer-reviewed papers ranging from microbiology, over applied enzyme technology and characterisation and test methods, of course all linked to the field of marine coatings; He is also the inventor behind a number of patent applications within this field.

KEYNOTE - Lisa Gustin
Project Engineer, Stena Teknik

M. Sc. Naval Architect and Project Manager at Stena Teknik since 12 years. As the unit provide advanced technical support for Stena Bulk, Stena Line and Stena Drilling Lisa has been involved in newbuilding projects and repairs as well as research studies of latest technologies. Today her focus is on IMO environmental indexes EEXI and CII and reducing the Stena fleet carbon footprint.

KEYNOTE - Dr. Raouf Kattan
Founder, Safinah Group

Raouf has established a reputation as one of the world's leading consultants and innovators in the engineering of coating systems for marine structures. His career, over 40 years and 30 countries, has been spent in the marine industry working with most of the world's leading shipyards, ship and offshore asset owners, chemical and coatings manufacturers, mega-yacht builders and owners, research and development organisations as well as classification societies, the insurance markets and both the UK and US navies.

In 1998, he started the specialist consultancy Safinah Ltd, recognised as a world leader in the provision of in depth analytical, diagnostic and strategic technical and expert witness services to the marine and heavy-duty coatings market globally. Today he is semi retired and acts as Principal Consultant/Adviser at Safinah Group.

KEYNOTE - Dr. Christine Bressy
Associate Professor (MCF-HDR), Université de Toulon

Through her collaborations, Dr. Bressy has secured access to analytical facilities, set-ups to conduct the ageing and monitoring of the release rate of biocides from marine coatings. She had a keen interest in demonstrating the mechanisms of action of marine AF/fouling release strategies using surface and bulk analyses, bioassays and field tests. From 2017 until now, she has been involved in new projects focused on the biofouling management in MRE and microalgal photobioreactors applications.

KEYNOTE - Ulrik Ulriksen
CEO, Steen Hansen

Ulrik Ulriksen has extended experience at top management level, working for technology companies, business start-ups and restructuring processes.  He has been involved in developing operations and companies, implementing new technologies and establishing effective teams. 

Steen-Hansen is a market leader in anti-fouling products and coatings, with a presence in most industrialised aquaculture regions.

MODERATOR - Catherine Austin
Communications Director, I-Tech AB

Catherine has worked in the maritime industry for over twelve years, starting out as a senior shipping operation associate for Carbon War Room. In 2011, she took up the role of co-owner and executive director of Fathom Maritime Intelligence, a publishing and events company focused on clean technology information provision for the marine market.

In 2016, she founded Blue-Green Marketing Consultants Ltd, a consultancy that offers highly reputed marcomms, events and technical writing expertise for clean technology companies in the maritime industry. For the past five years she has worked with the Swedish biotechnology company, I-Tech AB in the role of Marketing & Communications Director.

Dr. Colin Anderson
R&D Director, American Chemet

Marie Dale
Marine Biologist, AkzoNobel

Mattias Berglin
Senior Research Scientist, RISE

Dr. Markus Hoffmann
Technical Director, I-Tech

Michael Leer-Andersen
Senior Researcher & Project Manager, SSPA

Neal Blossom
Director of Global Regulatory Affairs, American Chemet

Dr. Cecilia Ohlauson
Head of Regulatory Affairs

Pablo Benguria
Project Manager, Tecnalia Research & Innovation

Dr. Axel Rosenhahn
Professor for Analytical Chemistry, Ruhr-University Bochum

Kristina Dalsgaard
Sales Manager Fontezinc HR, Tikkurilia

Prof. Sergey Dobretsov
Director, Centre of Excellence in Marine Biotechnology, Sultan Qaboos University

UNESCO Chair in Marine Biotechnology

Director, Centre of Excellence in Marine Biotechnology, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman

One of the top world 100,000 scientists

Associated Editor Biofouling journal,;

Board Editor International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Review Editor Environmental Nanotechnology

David Laganella
R&D, Lanxess

Apostolos Koutsaftis
Ecotoxicology Group Lead / Principal Consultant, ERM: Environmental Resources Management

Johan B Lindén
Researcher, RISE Corrosion department

Antoine Bonel
Mechanical Engineer, CorPower Ocean

Pernilla Ståhle
Head of R&D, Svenska Aerogel AB

Paolo Nosenzo
CEO, Green Sailor

Lars Evenäs
Professor of Surface Chemistry, Chalmers University of Technology

Ralitsa Mihaylova
Head of Special Projects, Safinah Group

Dr.-ing Markus Busch
Application Leader, Lanxess

Simone Garofoli
Technology Innovation Research Group - Biocide Project Leader, Boero Bartolomeo S.p.A.

Emiliano Pinori
Senior Scientist & Project Leader; Material and Production division, RISE

Dr. Neil Oxtoby
Section Leader, AkzoNobel

Linda Jones
Independent Regulatory Consultant, Annex3

Fabio Terzaghi
CEO, KeelCrab

Maria Salta
Expert Biofilm Research, Endures

Torbjörn Rydbergh
Managing Director, Marine Benchmark