Simen Knuden has an MSc in Marine Technology and Sustainable Shipping from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, which he obtained in 2011. He is currently working on oceans sustainability issues with DNV GL. In addition, he is an advisor to both the maritime industry and government regarding shipping emissions and environmental technology, specifically focusing on the topics of battery, SOx, NOx and ballast water. Previously, he has worked both with smaller start-up ventures, and with international advisory firm Xyntéo, focused on low-carbon solutions. In addition, he holds a chairman position in two Norwegian organisations.