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.



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


Climate changes are happening right now and they are threatening sustainable growth in aquaculture and fisheries worldwide. ClimeFish wants to draw the focus to the necessity of change, both …

1. April 2016 – 31. March 2020

Researcher: Petter Olsen

Commissioner: EU - Horizon 2020

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

Researcher: Åsa Maria O. Espmark

Commissioner: The Research Council of Norway

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

Researcher: Jelena Kolarevic

Commissioner: Nofima


This project will explore an alternative strategy to treat amoebic gill disease (AGD), a serious problem in Atlantic salmon aquaculture.

15. January 2018 – 15. January 2021

Researcher: Carlo C. Lazado

Commissioner: The Norwegian Seafood Research Fund - FHF

Strategic initiative


The overall aim of the project is to expand the knowledge on how the environment affects the biology of farmed fish and develop robust systems that may be used to screen and evaluate the impacts …

1. January 2018 – 31. December 2020

Researcher: Elisabeth Ytteborg

Commissioner: The Research Council of Norway

SUREAQUA Nordic Centre of Excellence

The Nordic Centre of Excellence for sustainable and resilient aquatic production (SUREAQUA) was established in 2017 to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration across the Nordic bioeconomy …

1. January 2017 – 31. December 2021

Researchers: Jelena Kolarevic, Hilde Toften, Pirjo Honkanen

Commissioner: Nordforsk