SINTEF has developed applied and theoretical expertise in structures and systems for sea-based aquaculture. We are a world leader in technological research in the field of exposed aquaculture, with structural engineering and hydrodynamics as important subjects.
SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture
Sustainable harvesting and farming on nature's terms, and environmental effects of human activities in coastal areas. Integrated Aquaculture (Integrated mulitrophic aquaculture -IMTA), industrial seaweed cultivation and plankton ecology and biological surveilance.
Employment in EU Fish processing Industry based on Norwegian Export
Norway is the most important country outside EU for supply of seafood to the consumer markets in Europe.
Smolt Quality Index
Five salmon farming companies, in Los Lagos region, participated in a mutual cooperation project oriented to assess quality parameters in smolt production. The initiative started in 2012 and finished after a year of work and cooperation of the salmon companies involved, and was coordinated by AVS Chile
Effect of sweep length on herding when semi-pelagic trawling
Two full scale tests were carried out in spring and autum 2013 to assess the effect of sweep length on herding of fish during semi-pelagic trawling for cod and haddock. The results showed that sweep length can have a significant effect on the catches.
New oil sources for fish feed -MIRA
Access to omega 3 sources in fish feed is a limiting factor for growth in aquaculture. Researchers from SINTEF and NTNU will explore the potential of using bacteria as a "production machine" for the beneficial fatty acids.
Artificial reefs to ensure biodiversity
Artificial reefs are manmade constructions that are deployed on the seabed and form the basis for the establishment of a new ecosystem.
Environmental Impact Assessment off NAMIBIA – a pilot project.
The main goal is to define the content and the costs of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of possible phosphate mining off Namibia and on-shore phosphate processing.
SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture Ltd. represents technological expertise and industry knowledge in the utilization of renewable marine resources. Under the vision "Technology for a better society" we are working for a knowledge-based bio marine industry. Our goal is to meet market demands for technological research and development on renewable marine resources. Our expertise, interdisciplinary approach and industrual knowledge provide our customers with added value in all the projects we undertake.
Our main areas are:
Fisheries Technology: vessel and equipment research, safety in the fishing fleet.
Aquaculture Technology: aquaculture structures, land-based facilities, management and operation as well as traceability of marine products.
Process Technology: process technology, processing of marine raw materials to consumer products, feed and ingredients.
Marine Resources Technology: Modelling of marine systems, new species in aquaculture, marine bioprospecting.
Research based consulting: National and international advisory services for companies and public administration.
Through cooperation within the SINTEF Group, we can integrate our own expertise with cutting edge knowledge from other industrial sectors (industrial materials, ICT, medicine, etc.) into the fisheries and aquaculture sector.
Through a close and committed cooperation with NTNU, we can offer businesses and government agencies integrated research and education related to strategic research and industrial projects in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. We also have a network of formal partners among international research institutes.
SINTEF group, 96.1%
Norges Fiskarlag 3.9%