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.




How does climate changes impact Arctic fisheries and aquaculture?

1. March 2011 – 28. February 2015

Researcher: John Roald Isaksen

Commissioner: EU - FP7


Romanian and Norwegian scientists join forces to develop new innovative food packaging biomaterials with antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.

1. January 2014 – 31. December 2017

Researcher: Morten Sivertsvik

Commissioner: EEA Grants


AQUAEXCEL will provide the European research community with a platform of top class infrastructures efficiently offering tools to cope with the complex challenges the aquaculture is facing. Nofima's …

1. March 2011 – 28. February 2015

Researchers: Atle Mortensen, Per S. Brunsvik

Commissioner: EU - FP7

Arctic food

The aim of this project is to assess the potential for increased production and added value of food from the Arctic.

1. August 2015 – 30. November 2019

Researcher: Ingrid Kvalvik

Commissioner: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Nordic Council of Ministers


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


The main objective of the BACCHUS project is to develop tools and resources that will facilitate the generation of robust and exploitable scientific evidence that can be used to support claims …

1. October 2012 – 31. December 2016

Researcher: Kjersti Aaby

Commissioner: EU - FP7


CATCH is a visionary project where the objective is to “catch” the maximal sustainable value of wild Atlantic cod based on live storage.

1. April 2014 – 31. October 2018

Researcher: Geir Sogn-Grundvåg

Commissioner: The Research Council of Norway

Children and taste

There is a large potential for a better health in the population by improving diet and dietary behavior. It's particularly important to facilitate a healthy and varied diet for children and teenagers.

1. January 2014 – 31. December 2017

Researchers: Valérie Lengard Almli, Paula Varela-Tomasco

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

Clipfish to Angola

The project will recommend market strategies for Norwegian bacalhau in Angola.

1. December 2014 – 1. May 2015

Commissioner: The Norwegian Seafood Research Fund - FHF

Clipfish to Brazil

In this project we will study market changes and potential for Norwegian bacalhau in Brazil.

1. January 2014 – 1. June 2015

Commissioner: Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

Clippfish markets

The current focus is on the future competitive situation for Norwegian clipfish. Are the competitive advantages for the Norwegian industry eroding? If so, why?

1. January 2014 – 31. December 2016

Researcher: Ingelinn Eskildsen Pleym

Commissioner: Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

Coastal planning practices

The aim of the project is to map and identify criteria that affects the duration and quality of coastal zone planning processes.

17. January 2017 – 12. May 2017

Researchers: Patrick Berg Sørdahl, Ann-Magnhild Solås

Commissioner: Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation


The coast is prized as a playground in which leisure as well as business activities can be enjoyed. During the Coreplan project we have examined how the authorities can manage our coastal zone …

1. April 2016 – 28. February 2019

Researchers: Ann-Magnhild Solås, Ingrid Kvalvik

Commissioner: The Research Council of Norway


Reducing food waste is high on national and European political agendas. COSUS contributes by targeting the consumer with strategies that will encourage consumers to accept suboptimal foods.

1. June 2014 – 31. May 2017

Researcher: Valérie Lengard Almli

Commissioner: EU - ERA-Net Cofund


What characterizes the markets for live snow crab and king crab? Industrial marketing was this project's primary focus.

10. September 2015 – 31. March 2018

Researcher: Gøril Voldnes

Commissioner: Regional Research Fund Northern Norway RFF


The goal of the centre is a paradigm shift within fisheries technology.

1. January 2011 – 30. June 2019

Researchers: Torbjørn I Tobiassen, Heidi Nilsen

Commissioner: The Research Council of Norway

Dietary fiber and glycemic carbohydrates

In this research program our primary objective is to increase our knowledge on how processing can maximize the benficial health effects of dietary fiber and minimize the detrimental health effects …

1. January 2013 – 31. December 2016

Researcher: Simon Ballance

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


ECCO aims to explore the potential and implications of integrating the concept of ecosystem services in impact assessment methodology. The project focuses on knowledge production in impact assessments …

1. April 2016 – 31. December 2018

Researcher: Patrick Berg Sørdahl

Commissioner: Mikon - The Fram Centre