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.



Arctic food

The aim of the “Arctic food” project has been to assess the potential for increased production and value creation of food produced in the Arctic areas of Norway.

1. August 2015 – 30. November 2019

Researcher: Ingrid Kvalvik

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


The overall aim of BlueShell is to explore different aspects of bioactivity in fermented/hydrolysed shellfish by-products which can serve as a basis for new high-value products.

1. January 2017 – 31. December 2019

Researcher: Runar Gjerp Solstad

Commissioner: EU - ERA-Net Cofund


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

Clipfish to Angola

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

1. December 2014 – 1. May 2015

Researcher: Ingelinn Eskildsen Pleym

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


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 overall vision of the OrAqua project is the economic growth of the organic aquaculture sector in Europe, supported by science based regulations, organic principles and consumer confidence.

1. January 2014 – 31. December 2016

Researcher: Åsa Maria O. Espmark

Commissioner: EU - FP7

Salmon to South Africa

The aim of this project is to provide strategically important knowledge of the South African seafood market.

1. December 2013 – 1. May 2015

Commissioner: The Norwegian Seafood Research Fund - FHF

Social sustainability

The objective of the project is to establish a knowledge base for standards and certification schemes of social sustainability for Norwegian capture based fishing industry.

15. December 2016 – 15. May 2017

Researcher: Pirjo Honkanen

Commissioner: The Norwegian Seafood Research Fund - FHF


The project provided documentation of the social sustainability in the Norwegian seafood industry.

1. December 2017 – 20. May 2019

Researcher: Bjørg Helen Nøstvold

Commissioner: The Norwegian Seafood Research Fund - FHF