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SFI Harvest

 Industrial economics    Marine biotechnology  

The vision of SFI Harvest: Pioneering the lower-trophic fisheries – Innovations to unlock the blue bioeconomic potential.

Time:20. August 2020 – 31. December 2028
Financed by: Norwegian research council
Commissioner:Norwegian research council
In cooperation with:SINTEF (host institute), NTNU, UiT, NMBU, Azti, University of Porto, Matis
Contact person
Portrettbilde av Bent Magne Dreyer
Bent Magne Dreyer

Research Director
Phone: +47 992 76 715
bent.dreyer@nofima.no

Contact person
Portrettbilde av Ragnhild Dragøy
Ragnhild Dragøy

Research Director
Phone: +47 977 49 562
ragnhild.whitaker@nofima.no

The ocean hosts a large number of species, especially in lower trophic levels, that are either not harvested or only marginally utilised. These species, such as mesopelagic fish, krill and Calanus, could improve food security and the wellbeing of humanity.

SFI Harvest will draw upon Norway’s leading position in the ocean and offshore sectors to develop technologies for sustainable harvesting and processing of underexploited species. To secure sustainable utilisation of these valuable marine resources, technological solutions must be paired with scientific knowledge about ecosystem dynamics, development of fisheries management and well-documented business models.

Main objective: To develop knowledge and technologies for responsible harvesting and processing of lower trophic marine resources, allowing sustainable growth of Norway’s biomarine industries.

SFI Harvest brings together pioneering shipowners, key technology providers, large producers of raw materials and feed for the aquaculture sector, stakeholders, SINTEF Ocean and other strong research groups, including AMOS (the Norwegian Centre of Excellence for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems). The innovations will enable precise and efficient capture and processing of mesopelagic species, zooplankton and phytoplankton. The centre will integrate six Research Areas (RAs).

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