Sister organisation to Iceland Ocean Cluster opens in Hirthals

The Iceland Ocean Cluster is pleased to announce the start of a new initiative to create Danish Ocean Cluster in Denmark in collaboration with the Port of Hirtshals and the North Sea Science Park. The main mission of this new cluster initiative is to promote and foster developments among the seafood entrepreneurs and collaborate on furthering the Iceland Ocean Cluster model in Denmark.
- We will now start to develop our Danish Ocean Cluster. We expect the cluster to have a positive impact on all companies and industries in Denmark working with equipment supply and technologies for fishery and aquaculture. Furthermore, new industries are currently about to enter the Danish market, which makes it necessary for us to think in new ways in terms of the utilisation of resources and turning biproducts into resources, says Linn Indrestrand, Head of Maritime Service & Fishery, at the Port of Hirtshals.

Dr. Þór Sigfusson, Founder and Chairman of the Iceland Ocean Cluster continues:
- This is an important step toward collaboration in the Arctic and opens up doors to expand the OC network to better address mutual goals to promite sustainable, future-proof fisheries.
This new cooperation is an important step for Denmark and Danish companies to enhance their international perspective within circular blue economy. It is important to underline that eventhough the Danish Ocean Cluster will be based in Hirtshals, it is an international project that embraces all Danish companies within these industries.

Karl Henrik Laursen, CEO at the North Sea Science Park, finishes:
- When we enter this North Atlantic cluster network, we will be able to benefit from the great experience that Iceland Ocean Cluster and other North Atlantic clusters are dispose of. We look forward to the cooperation and to be part of the cluster and high level of experise that exists here.