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.



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


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


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


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


Can we increase the value of salmon by emphasizing salmon quality in different ways? …

1. March 2018 – 28. February 2022

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

Commissioner: Nordforsk