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Seeing opportunity

To the regular observer, it seems Subsea Valley’s long-out- of-the-spotlight Oslo-to-Kongsberg membership at last have their own forum in a cluster, conference, tradeshow and links to south-Norwegian training facilities. The bonds ought to help local industry turn current trendy thinking into learning and practice. Stroem’s conference and cluster show the capital region and industrial pockets lining the highway to Kongsberg can get on the same page faster.

“Low oil prices are opportunity,” says Stroem, adding,“We’ve never before seen such momentum to actually change an in- dustry.”

Stroem has the support of townships from Oslo to Kongs- berg, including Baerum, a well-to-do Oslo suburb with the highest high school science grades in the country. Its mayor,

Lisbeth Hammer, says they’re also “

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