New office opens in Alta
A well-attended miniseminar was held in association with the opening of Nofima’s new office in Alta in Finnmark. Members of the Norwegian parliament Frank Bakke-Jensen (H) and Helga Pedersen (Ap) were among those who held presentations at the seminar.
The growth of the aquaculture industry and the investments being made in Finnmark, the most northern county of Norway, have led Nofima to the conclusion that it is strategically correct to establish an office here.
Several of the most important actors in the industry are located in Kunnskapsparken in Alta. An office in this building will bring Nofima closer to the industry and allow us to gain better insight into the research-based challenges it is facing.
“We are an institute of applied research, and this means that it is important to possess the best possible insight into the industries in which our research is applied. Right from the start of Nofima eight years ago, we have had an intense focus onto research in the industry, and we have ensured that our results can be applied in commercial practice. We are now planning to work to obtain better insight into the industries, in order to become an even better research partner for commercial enterprises. This is why we believe strongly in the establishment in Alta,” concludes Øyvind Fylling-Jensen, managing director of Nofima.
Both the fishing industry and agriculture have been given priority in the ongoing work to establish a strategy for investment in northern Norway.