Hello, I am Ícaro Fonseca. I am interested in digitalisation and application of information technology to the maritime industry. Academically, my research areas are digital systems integration, data management, and interoperability. In corporate settings, I contribute best by bridging technical and business aspects of digital projects to ensure developed solutions address operational needs.

I am Business Technologist at Hecla Emissions Management, a company focusing on providing services for compliance of transport vessels with respect to regulations for greenhouse gas emissions, especially the European Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). Hecla EM is a joint venture between Wilhelmsen Ship Management and Affinity (Shipping).

I am also Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering at NTNU in Ålesund. There, I collaborate with the Smart European Shipbuilding (SEUS) project, which aims to streamline data usage through vessel life cycle stages.

My previous experiences are described on my CV.


You can access the research production to which I have contributed on my ORCID profile. My peer-review activity for journals is also documented there.

Most papers I have co-authored are available openly. If you cannot find the manuscript through the publisher page linked on ORCID, look for it in NTNU’s institutional repository, NTNU Open, or else just ask me.

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My email is icaro.a.fonseca@ntnu.no.