The Nødnett Days 2016 took place in Trondheim on April 19th and 20th. The program for the conference is described below. Here you will find the presentations from the conference.


Please note that the program is tentative and that changes will occur. The online program will be updated with the latest details continuously. All sessions in the main hall will be translated to English.


April 19th.

10.00     Opening of the Nødnett Days

  • Anders Anundsen, Minister of Justice and Public Security, and Tor Helge Lyngstøl, Director of the Directorate for  Emergency Communication (DNK),


11.10     Robustness in Nødnett

  • Robustness in Nødnett: How we tackled the extreme weather «Tor»                               by Dagfinn Sjøvik, DNK
  • Robustness in telecommunication networks after the Committee of Digital Vulnerabilities in Society – challenges and opportunities                                                 by Asle Svanøe, Telenor Norway
  • Are Nødnett robust enough for meeting the energy sector's demands?                             by Ingunn Åsgard Bendiksen, The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE)


12.00     Lunch


13.00     Parallel session 1


Participants can choose their own program. Choose between: 


a) Who works on keeping Nødnett up and running?

by Atle Sæverud, DNK, Mark Williams and Sindre Andreas Braathen from Motorola Solutions, Vegar Hermansson from HDO, Vidar Fjellhammer from PFT and Kristian Rosvold and Helene Engen from DNK 

b) Nødnett and the TETRA-technology 101

by Øyvind H. Karlsen, DNK

c) Successful use of Nødnett

by Olav Skarsem from the Trondheim police, Tom Eftedal from the Emergency medical communications center in Vestfold/Telemark, Trond Brenden, Innlandet fire department

14.00     Parallel session 2


Participants can choose their own program. Choose between: 


a) What can and should be done when Nødnett services are unavailable?

by Anne Mari Nordvik, DNK and Kjetil Vikås at Møre og Romsdal fire department

b) Nødnett and Birken: Which role does Nødnett play during the biggest cross country race of the year?

by Sølvi Amundsen Aas from Birken 

c) How has Nødnett changed emergency preparedness in Norway?

by Jan Helge Kaiser from the County Governor of Vestfold and  Jarle Øversveen, The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Southern Norway

d) Hands-on work shop: Learn how firemen, medical workers and police officers use Nødnett in their everyday work.

by Atle Rørbakk, DNK

14.45     Parallel session 3


Participants can choose their own program. Choose between: 


a) Expanded coverage in Nødnett

by Lars-Otto Laukvik, DNK, and Jens Kihle Jakobsen, Customs


b) Experiences from the big forest fire in Sweden in 2014

by Anna Henningsson, Nerikes Fire Department


c) Program for improvements for the emergency call services

by Jesper Rådberg, Ministry of Justice and Public Security


d) Hands-on work shop: Learn how firemen, medical workers and police officers use  Nødnett in their everyday work.

by Atle Rørbakk, DNK


15.35     Civil-military cooperation

A closer look at how communication and a closer civil-military cooperation can improve the security and preparedness. Lieutenant general Erik Gustavson from the Norwegian Armed Forces and General Michael Hayden, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and former Director of the National Security Agency, will speak.


16.40     End of the program day 1.


19.00     Dinner and entertainment


Host: Jostein Hesthammer, DNK


April 20th.

09.00     Opening

09.10     Value realization: How can Nødnett be used in the best possible way?

Nødnett promotes leadership and cooperation. Secure and flexible technology in network infrastructure provides opportunities for many benefits from the Nødnett development, even beyond what was initially envisioned. This leads to ongoing discussions about how we can increase the benefits from the Nødnett investment. What are the benefits we are talking about, and how can we use Nødnett the best way possible for society?


by Knut Balzersen, DNK, Minna Nyman, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, Steinar Olsen, the Norwegian Directorate of Health, Jarle Øversveen, The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Southern Norway and Nina Myren, DNK 


10.15     This is how we lead operations – control rooms and Nødnett

The control rooms make it possible to manage resources, communicate between the agencies and organizations, and ensure that the appropriate personnel with proper equipment arrive as quickly as possible to an incident. Control rooms come in many different shapes and sizes, and are customized to the organizations using Nødnett. In this session, you will learn more about the roles and opportunities of the control rooms, and how they can be designed in the future.


by Gunn Therese Fossdal, DNK, Tor Andre Gram Franck, Møre og Romsdal police district and Kai Gundersen, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration


11.35     Nødnett in the future: The road ahead in Europe

Many European countries have chosen the same technology as Norway for their public safety networks, but with different approaches. Norway is part of a large network working on future solutions for public safety communication. In this session, we will take a closer look at the most interesting developments in public safety communication in Europe.


by Steve Whatson, Home Office (UK), Bruce Brda, Motorola solutions, Herman von Sprakelaar, Ministry of Security and Justice, the Netherlands.


12.30     Lunch

13.30     Parallel session 4

Participants can choose their own program. Choose between: 


a) The Red Cross and their use of Nødnett

by Jon-Harald Bråthen og Ole Martin Pedersen, the Norwegian Red Cross


b) Nødnett and industrial safety

by Knut Oscar Gilje, the Norwegian Industrial Safety Organisation and Terje Erstad, Hydro Aluminum Sunndal


c) Nødnett coverage i road tunnels

by Magnus Berg, DNK


d) Hands-on work shop with a short exercise for participants who use Nødnett in their day to day job

by Atle Rørbakk, DNK


14.15     Parallel session 5

Participants can choose their own program. Choose between: 


a) Nødnett in the municipalities

by Camilla Brenna, Kongsvinger municipaluty, Ann-Cathrin Balterud-Antonsen, Aurskog-Høland municipality and Jan Kåre Ruud, Randaberg municipality


b) Cross border communication - ISI

by Marianne Storrøsten and Jens Petter Johansen, DNK and Odd Ivar Ekker, Nord Trøndelag Hospital Trust and Lars Letnes, Trøndelag police district


c) The process of becoming a user of Nødnett

by Lars-Otto Laukvik, DNK


d) Hands-on work shop with a short exercise for participants who use Nødnett in their day to day job

by Atle Rørbakk, DNK


15.05     More users in Nødnett  


To secure the best possible use of Nødnett for society, all organisations that have a responsibility for public safety should get the opportunity to become users of Nødnett. Who are these potentially new users and how can you become one? Who could you cooperate with, and how can Nødnett adapt to all the different needs of these new users?


by Øyvind H. Karlsen, DNK


The conference will end around 16.00.