The Ocean Cluster Network and the Arctic

Organized by: Iceland Ocean Cluster 5. September 2017

The global expansion of the Iceland Ocean Cluster model has partly been fueled by the dialogue and relationship building created at the Arctic Circle meetings for the last few years. Various clusters, in or close to the Arctic Circle, are now being formed. These clusters mission are to crossover knowledge and strengthen coastal regions.

Saturday, October 14, 11:20 - 12:20
Location: Sjávarklasinn, Grandagardur 16


  • Thor Sigfusson Ph.D., Founder, Chairman and Owner of Iceland Ocean Cluster and co-founder and strategic partner to New England, New Bedford and Seattle Ocean Clusters
  • Berta Daníelsdóttir CEO Iceland Ocean Cluster – Iceland: The six years of Ocean Cluster success
  • Patrick Arnold, Founder of New England Ocean Cluster - USA: Pawing the Way For the US Cluster Initiatives
  • Edward Washburn, Founder of New Bedford Ocean Cluster – USA: Establishing the New Bedford Ocean Cluster
  • Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, Founder of Seattle Ocean Cluster - Iceland: Building Stronger Relations Between US and Iceland with the Seattle Ocean Cluster
  • Karen Gillis, Alaska Ocean Cluster – Alaska: Alaska Ocean Cluster
  • Ronny Isaksen, CEO Linken Business Garden Båtsfjord – Norway: Establishing Ocean Cluster in Northern Norway