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

Projects

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 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

AquaVitae

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

Authent-Net

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

Coexistence

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

EthiCatch

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

EU-China-Safe

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

FarFish

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

Market access

The main objective of this project is to investigate the non-tariff barriers faced by Norwegian seafood exporters in the process of (enterprise) internationalization.

1. January 2018 – 31. December 2020

Researcher: Gøril Voldnes

Commissioner: Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

Qualidiff

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

1. March 2018 – 28. February 2022

Researcher: Geir Sogn-Grundvåg

Commissioner: The Research Council of Norway

Ripple effect analysis of the Norwegian seafood 2020-2022

Ripple effect analysis of the Norwegian seafood sector based on public and private data input.

16. March 2020 – 30. September 2022

Researcher: Roy Robertsen

Commissioner: The Norwegian Seafood Research Fund - FHF

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