About Ava Ocean

Founded in Ålesund, Norway, in 2016, Ava Ocean is an ocean technology and seafood company pioneering new ways of harvesting the abundant seafood resources of the seabed, in a gentle, yet effective manner.


We aim to lead the way as the fishing industry heads in a new and more sustainable direction.


Our revolutionary technology for non-invasive, precision seabed harvesting not only preserves, but can also help to restore fragile and often overlooked ecosystems at the bottom of the sea.


Everything we do, we do using the best available knowledge, combining vast experience from fishing, offshore and marine science with a determination to make a positive difference.

The company’s first fishing vessel, the Arctic Pearl, is the world’s first with Ava's technology onboard. Thanks to the harvesters’ documented low impact, in December 2022 the Arctic Pearl was able to reopen the fishery of Arctic scallops in the Barents Sea after 30 years of closure.


Our land-based adventurers


Øystein Tvedt

Chief Executive Officer

Geir Ingebrigtsen

Chief Financial Officer

Anette Grøttland Zimowski

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Jan Rogne

Technical Manager

Bjørn Roppen

R&D Department Manager

Bernt Skarbøvik Rogne

Head of Commercial

Sverre Olav Farstad

Head of Offshore Operations

Dagny-Elise Anastassiou

Sustainability Manager

Harald Bigset

Senior Project Engineer

Stian Albertsen

Senior engineer

Our explorers at sea


Alexander Lovett

Chief engineer

Andreas Berge

1st Engineer

Arild Nesje

Fisher

Atle Grimestad

Ship electrician

Benjamin Erdal

Apprentice

Bjørn Blasius

Factory manager

Bjørn Fiske

Steward

Hallgeir Ramsvik

Harvest operator

Jan Olav Hansen

Chief engineer

Joachim Emil Larsen

Fisher

Kim Vatsø

Fisher

Kjell Asbjørn Johnsen

Harvest operator

Kristian Christiansen

1st Engineer

Magnus Hay Aarø

Ship electrician

Marte Henriksen

Factory forman

Preben Molnes

Navigator

Robin Vestad

Captain

Rolf Lyche

Fisher

Sandra Bjerknes

Apprentice

Sigrid Rødal Moen

Fisher

Sondre Oskarson

Harvest operator

Sunniva Sandø

Well-being officer

Svein Ole Sæther

Captain

Trond Ove Kjellevold

Fisher

Ulf Berglund

Navigator

Board of directors

Our board of directors has extensive experience in offshore, fisheries, and marine industries and are passionate about the health of our oceans and their vital role in a more sustainable future.


Yngve Tvedt

Chairman

Maren Hjorth Bauer

Board member

Henning Hofseth

Board member

Sverre Andreas Farstad

Board member

Bernt Skarbøvik Rogne

Head of Commercial/Board member

Join us!

Ava Ocean offers many career opportunities, both on land and at sea.