Scientist Tor-Arne Krakeli at Nofima's BioLab.
Scientist Tor-Arne Krakeli at Nofima's BioLab. Photo: Jon-Are Berg-Jacobsen © Nofima


Nofima is involved at any moment in several hundred projects, from long-term industrially targeted fundamental research to short innovation projects, where the results are immediately put to use. A few of our projects are presented here. Could you benefit from Nofima’s expertise? Contact us to find out.




AQUABIOPRO-FIT will take residual by-products and convert them into high-quality, functional ingredients using efficient and sustainable processing methods.

1. April 2018 – 31. March 2022

Researcher: Aikaterina Kousoulaki

Commissioner: EU - Horizon 2020

Aquaculture sustainability indicators

A web portal with indicators on the sustainability of Norwegian aquaculture has been developed.

15. May 2016 – 31. December 2021

Researcher: Eirik Mikkelsen

Commissioner: The Norwegian Seafood Research Fund - FHF


The overall aim with AQUAEXCEL2020 is to integrate the most successful research facilities within aquaculture in Europe. The project shall provide access to easily accessible high quality infrastructures, …

1. October 2015 – 30. September 2020

Researcher: Åsa Maria O. Espmark

Commissioner: EU - Horizon 2020


AquaIMPACT is a EU-funded research project that integrates breeding and nutrition to increase the competitiveness of the EU's aquaculture of Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, gilthead sebream and …

1. January 2019 – 31. December 2022

Researcher: Anna Kristina Sonesson

Commissioner: EU - Horizon 2020


AquaVitae aims to develop solutions for increasing the cultivation of low-trophic species, such as seaweed and sea urchins.

1. June 2019 – 31. May 2023

Researcher: Philip John James

Commissioner: EU - Horizon 2020


The goal is to facilitate sustainable cooperation between national and international research funding bodies in the area of food authenticity, to improve the competitiveness of the food supply …

1. April 2016 – 31. March 2018

Researcher: Petter Olsen

Commissioner: EU - Horizon 2020

Strategic initiative


In BALANCE we will increase the basic understanding of how nutrients in the feed, in combination with genetic background, affect the occurrence of metabolically induced health and quality problems …

1. January 2017 – 31. December 2020

Researcher: Bente Ruyter

Commissioner: The Research Council of Norway

Strategic initiative


In the BIO4ROBUST project, the focus is on the biology of farmed Atlantic salmon: The aim is a robust fish in a shifting aquaculture industry.

1. January 2020 – 31. December 2022

Researcher: Vasco Mota

Commissioner: Nofima

Strategic initiative


During this project, the researchers shall gather new, multidisciplinary knowledge about how the marine industries can coexist in a good way along the coast, and develop new methodologies and …

1. January 2019 – 31. January 2021

Researcher: Roy Robertsen

Commissioner: Nofima

Coexistence and ripple effects of fish farming, fisheries and fishing tourism in Finnmark

SaRi aims to study coexistence between fish farming, fisheries and fishing tourism in Finnmark, and whether facts about ripple effects affect the coexistence between these parties.

1. February 2019 – 30. June 2022

Researcher: Roy Robertsen

Commissioner: Regional Research Fund Northern Norway RFF

Strategic initiative


CtrlAQUA is a Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI) that will lay the foundation for the development of closed-containment concepts of the future.

1. April 2015 – 31. March 2023

Researchers: Kasper Thøring Juul-Dam, Åsa Maria O. Espmark

Commissioner: The Research Council of Norway

Strategic initiative

Digital Food Quality

Digital Food Quality (short named DigiFoods) is a centre for research-based innovation (SFI) with the purpose of developing smart sensor solutions for food quality assessment.

1. November 2020 – 31. October 2028

Researchers: Jens Petter Wold, Stine Thøring Juul-Dam

Commissioner: The Research Council of Norway

Strategic initiative


How can digitalisation help us assess fish welfare? …

1. January 2019 – 31. December 2021

Researchers: Lars Erik Solberg, Thomas Larsson, Christopher Noble, Ingrid Måge

Commissioner: Nofima


In the EcoSorb project, a novel and more environmentally friendly liquid absorber pad for fresh food products is developed.

1. June 2016 – 30. September 2020

Researcher: Julie Nilsen-Nygaard

Commissioner: The Research Council of Norway


Edulia responds to the urgent need of the EU society to find new ways to tackle the escalating issue of obesity, through promoting healthier eating from childhood, within the context of choice.

1. February 2018 – 31. December 2022

Researcher: Paula Varela-Tomasco

Commissioner: EU - Horizon 2020


During this project, we will be identifying how the use of various types of commercial fishing gear affect the physiology and mortality of cod and thus their welfare and quality. We will also …

1. January 2020 – 20. December 2022

Researchers: Silje Kristoffersen, Geir Sogn-Grundvåg

Commissioner: The Research Council of Norway


In this project, we work to improve food safety and deter food fraud within the EU and China.

1. September 2017 – 31. August 2021

Researcher: Petter Olsen

Commissioner: EU - Horizon 2020


One fifth of EU catches originate from non-EU waters. These fisheries are often poorly regulated, management decisions are sometimes based on limited knowledge and enforcement capabilities, compliance …

1. June 2017 – 31. May 2021

Researcher: Petter Olsen

Commissioner: EU - Horizon 2020