About Ocean Space Acoustics AS (OSAC)

Ocean Space Acoustics is a visionary new company that springs out from SINTEF (Norway’s largest research institution) with patented technology, based on many years of research. Our vision is to contribute to a cleaner and more sustainable ocean as well as making the fisheries more efficient and profitable through providing critical data.

OSAC was started in 2018 by Tone Berg and Odd Trandem to commercialize the technology that was invented at SINTEF. Ocean Space Acoustics has it’s headquarters in Trondheim, NO.

Thorvald Høyem


Thorvald is a former Management Consultant at PwC and technology consultant at Accenture. Responsible project manager, scrum master and lead advisor across a range of strategic technology engagements. Broad international experience supporting clients in industries like product development, supply chain, telecommunications and R&D.

Tone Berg

CTO, Founder & Inventor

Tone has been a Research scientist in SINTEF for 30 years within acoustics/underwater acoustics. Project leader of several large projects. Specialist in development and implementation within the acoustic field.

Odd Trandem

Chief Scientist, Founder & Inventor

Odd is a key person behind winning GSM standard, DVB-T (digital TV) standard used globally, modem technology used in satellite ground stations and by NASA among other achievements. Winner of “SINTEFs price for fremragende forskning” in 2007 and “Rosings Hederspris” in 2014.

Petter Pettersen

Sales & Marketing Director

Petter has had leading, commercial positions in several fishing- technology companies as well as in the chemical industry. Main experiences: Sales and Marketing Director in world leading trawl sensor manufacturer Scanmar , Head of Sales in world leading net cleaning robotics for aquaculture company MPI-Norway , Business Development Manager in nano technology start-up Funzionano, as well as holding board positions.

Trond Bakken

Product Manager

Trond has 20 years of experience with design and development of underwater systems. Specialist in mechanical design at Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace for 15 years. Mechanical responsible for product development from concept design to serial production of ROV- and sonar-systems.

Aage Thunem

Excecutive Advisor

Aage is the former Executive Vice President of SINTEF. Have initiated several spin-off- start up’s from SINTEF.

Simon Ytterstad Strøm

Software Developer

Simon has a Bachelor in Electronic Engineering from OsloMET and is also working on his Masters Degree at NTNU within hydro-acoustics and signal processing.

Andreas Knutli

Electronic Design

Andreas has a Bachelor in Electronic Engineering from NTNU, specializing in industrial design.

Bo Peng

Software Developer

Bo has a PhD in Electronic Systems and work with hardware design and signal processing.

Huda Albizreh

Software Developer

Huda is a Master student in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science at NTNU. She has also studied Computer Science at Helwan university in Cairo, Egypt.


OSAC is constantly looking for new talent with experience within technology and/ or the fishing industry or newly graduated talent with an interest in what we are working on. Feel free to check out our careers site or contact