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, Seafood and Comms Officer

Dagny-Elise Anastassiou

Chief Impact Officer

Bjørn Roppen

R&D Department Manager

Harald Bigset

Senior Project Engineer

Sverre Olav Farstad

Head of Offshore Operations

Stian Albertsen

Senior engineer

Our explorers at sea

Alexander Lovett

Chief engineer

Andreas Berge

1st Engineer

Arild Nesje


Atle Grimestad

Ship electrician

Benjamin Erdal


Bjørn Fiske


Hallgeir Ramsvik

Harvest pilot

Jan Olav Hansen

Chief engineer

Joachim Emil Larsen


Kjell Asbjørn Johnsen

Harvest pilot

Kristian Christiansen

1st Engineer

Preben Molnes


Robin Vestad


Rolf Lyche


Sandra Bjerknes


Sigrid Rødal Moen


Sondre Oskarson

Harvest pilot

Sunniva Sandø


Svein Ole Sæther


Trond Ove Kjellevold


Ulf Berglund


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


George Duffield

Board member

Maren Hjorth Bauer

Board member

Henning Hofseth

Board member

Sverre Andreas Farstad

Board member

Join us!

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