Biography Karsten Heia
I work as a researcher in the Department Seafood Industry. More specific, I am involved in industry related projects were contact with the fish produces and equipment suppliers are of vital importance. I have a PhD degree in physics from 1996 at the University of Tromsø, and since then I have been employed at Fiskeriforskning an now at Nofima . I work with developing rapid methodologies for determining the quality of seafood and seafood products. This includes both development of measurements techniques, instrumentation and software development. Mainly I have worked with X-ray imaging, VIS/NIR spectroscopy and imaging spectroscopy applied for detection of quality defects and determining quality parameters. Lately, there has been a lot on focus on blood and blood related topics.
Karsten Heia has 83 publications at Nofima:
1. May 2018 – 31. October 2019
The purpose of this project is to make a commersial solution for measuring blood in whitefish prior to filleting.
9. February 2017 – 31. December 2022
Over almost 40 years, Nofima has built up a strong scientific community in the field of spectroscopy - rapid and non-destructive measurements for process optimization. We possess solid expertise within an international format and a modern instrument platform, which is unique in Norway and comparable to the best in Europe. We wish to develop this further by means of establishing the strategic research initiative Spectec.
1. November 2014 – 31. December 2016
The purpose of the project is to develop instruments and mathematical methods for automatic quality control of whitefish and salmon.
1. April 2011 – 30. March 2019
The goal of the centre was a paradigm shift within fisheries technology.