ODF Sweden comprises a diverse group of universities, research institutes, public sector organizations, and companies from Sweden, which together enable access to ocean data in Sweden and globally and to the competences required for data-driven innovation through the application of AI / ML / NN to ocean data.
All partners as well as the International Advisory Board contribute with their complementary strengths, which together lay the groundwork for a global quadruple helix for data- driven innovation and Ocean Data Factory’s success.
The University of Gothenburg (GU) is Sweden’s leading marine university. GU houses the Department of Marine Sciences, Sven Lovén’s Center for Marine Infrastructure, and the Center for the Sea and Society. GU is the coordinator of SCOOT – Swedish Center for Ocean Observing Technology, which manages Sweden’s most advanced underwater robots for ocean monitoring and measuring. Furthermore, the IT Department at GU conducts research ranging from abstract mathematics and high-tech applications to social science studies of the consequences of IT use. GU also hosts the Swedish National Data Service (SND)
Chalmers University of Technology is one of the leading engineering universities in the world, with researchers both creating and using data from the ocean in areas such as shipping, shipbuilding, renewable energy, marine informatics, marine environmental technology, and marine biology. Chalmers recently established CHAIR – the Chalmers AI Research Center, which is the largest investment in AI among Swedish universities. Chalmers offers innovation opportunities of significant value to ODF through Chalmers Ventures and the Chalmers Innovation Office. Chalmers Ventures ranks #1 in university venture rankings in the Nordic countries, #2 in Europe and an impressive #12 in the world. Chalmers is a top ten engineering university globally in interdisciplinary education, and ODF is building on Chalmers’ expertise and resources to develop its own Ocean Innovation MOOC (massively open online course).
RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden) has for several years helped to create everything from standards for communications to data sources for collaborative innovation. In addition, there are several applied research areas with NN / ML / AI in other domains, such as healthcare and autonomous vehicle safety systems.
The Swedish National Data Service (SND) is a national research infrastructure run by a consortium with Gothenburg University as the host university leading the consortium. SND’s main task is to support the availability, storage, and reuse of research data and related material.
The Swedish Metrological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) is the national authority that conducts the most marine environmental monitoring and continuous measurements in Swedish waters. SMHI is responsible for the National Oceanographic Data Center and for sharing data from Sweden with international databases, such as the European Copernicus.
Lysekil Municipality together with Chalmers, KTH, University of Gothenburg, IVL Swedish Environment Institute, RISE, and Innovatum initiated Kristineberg‘s Marine Research and Innovation Center. Kristineberg’s activities encompass the entire value chain, from idea generation to utilization in the market or in society. Kristineberg is the node for the sea-based Test Site Skagerrak and the innovation platform Smart Ocean Sweden.
Alkit Communications AB is a software company that focuses on data collection, communication and analysis.
Combine Control Systems AB is a consulting company within ICT, focusing on AI / ML.
Inocean AB is a consulting company within computational naval architechture (ie shipbuilding) and maritime technology and energy. Inocean has offices in Sweden, Norway and Poland.
Maranics AB is a startup company in the field of maritime digitization.
Medins Sea and Water Consultants AB is Sweden’s largest environmental consulting company in aquatic environments. Medins has all of Sweden’s county administrative boards as customers.
MMT Sweden AB is Sweden’s largest and most advanced company in hydroacoustics and hydrographic bottom mapping.
SeAnalytics AB is a company offering applied research and consultancy in marine and maritime affairs.
eDNAsolutions AB specializes in environmental monitoring and assessment. They use DNA based technologies to track individual species and assess biodiversity of macro- and microorganisms.
In addition, since its inception in July 2019, ODF has formed a partnership with the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM) and is working with other organizations, such as AI Innovation of Sweden.