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

Commissioner: EU - Horizon 2020

Aquaculture Management 2030

A new research project will investigate and analyse relevant management models for aquaculture in the future.

15. November 2017 – 30. June 2020

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

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

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

Commissioner: The Research Council of Norway

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

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

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

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

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

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

Commissioner: EU - Horizon 2020

Strategic initiative


The health and welfare of farmed and captured aquatic animals is becoming increasingly important for current and future aquaculture systems. We need to improve our understanding of their health …

1. January 2018 – 31. December 2020

Commissioner: Nofima

Strategic initiative


The main goal of the strategic research program FoodMicro-Pack is to contribute to production and offering of safe and durable food, optimal packaging concepts and reduced food waste in the Norwegian …

1. January 2017 – 31. December 2020

Commissioner: Foundation for Research Levy on Agricultural Products (FFL)


FoodProFuture aims to develop the necessary knowledge platform for optimal production and utilization of Norwegian plant resources into tasty, healthy and attractive plant-based food products …

1. March 2017 – 28. April 2021

Commissioner: The Research Council of Norway


The overall objective of FutureEUAqua is to effectively promote sustainable growth of resilient to climate changes, environmental friendly organic and conventional aquaculture of major fish species …

1. October 2018 – 30. September 2022

Commissioner: EU - Horizon 2020


We aim to produce tomorrow's food in a smart, sustainable and innovative manner using bioreactors instead of traditional livestock. This is a completely new way of producing food using biotechnology, …

1. April 2018 – 31. March 2021

Commissioner: The Research Council of Norway