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Core Team

Felipe Lima

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Felipe Lima holds a MSc in Subsea Engineering from the University of Aberdeen, a MSc in Innovation & Entrepreneurship from the University of Oslo and an Engineer's degree in Mechanical Production Engineering from Fluminense Federal University. In the offshore service industry he held various positions at Xodus Group, Aker Solutions and Subsea 7, after 4-year service in the Brazilian Navy. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of USEA Ocean Data, with start up in 2017.

Ellen Svestad

Cheif Commercial Officer

Ellen Svestad holds a BA in International Marketing from Beckett University in Leeds, and a Diploma in Export and Finance from BI – the Norwegian Business School. Her previous position was in the oil and gas industry in USA as Chief Executive Officer for Chisos Ltd, and she has held various positions within leadership and business development including Aker Solutions, Parker Hannifin, MMT. She joined USEA Ocean Data in August 2021 and holds the position of Chief Commercial Officer.

Erik T Sollesnes

Senior Robotics Engineer

Erik T Sollesnes holds a BSc in Electronics and IT from Oslo Metropolitan University. After taking part in the Glider School, he worked as a research engineer at Oslo Metropolitan University on the development of a novel underwater glider in the MarTERA OASYS Project. He joined USEA Ocean Data in 2019 and holds the position of Senior Robotics Engineer.

Board of Directors

Thor Egil Five


Olav Egeland

Board Member

Johan P. Schwartz

Board Member

Felipe Lima

Board Member

John M. Dahlen

Board Member