Ocean space Aquaculture
SINTEF ACE is a full-scale laboratory facility designed to develop and test new aquaculture technologies. Facility users are researchers and others conducting practical experiments and tests both under optimally controlled and realistic conditions.
The main activity of the towing tanks is related to investigation of hydrodynamic performance of ships. This includes resistance, propulsion, seakeeping in head and following seas, and directional stability tests with free running models. The tanks are equipped with two carriages: One for towing up to 10 m/s for traditional calm water tests and a second carriage for seakeeping tests and other tests performed with fixed or free-running models.
Safe operation of CLOSED aquaculture CAGES in WAVES (CCW)
Recently the Norwegian aquaculture industry has focused increasingly on floating closed cages, and currently there are several working prototypes, and even more in the planning phase. The industry's motivation is to have better control over the water quality, and especially to avoid the problem with salmon lice.
The PRECISE project will develop technologies to enable Precision Fish Farming (PFF), a new technology-based approach to salmon farming derived from the agricultural concept of Precision Livestock Farming (PLF).
The FutureFarm strategic project aim to promote the development of methods and guidelines for robust design of fish farms with open net cages in exposed environments. Development of structural design methods includes new hydrodynamic load models, methods to consider fluid-structure interaction, new structural models and analysis methods for nets.
Monitoring algae can prevent fish losses
A new simulation tool may prevent damage to fish during delousing.
Looking into how salmon lice are spread between fish farms
Chile’s problems with salmon lice in its fish farms are so great that the country is seeking help from its competitor, Norway.
Safe workplaces in aquaculture
Norwegian aquaculture industry has the potential for a five-fold increase of production over the next 35 years. The development of techniques and methods are exciting, and many different backgrounds and expertise has found a carrier in the marine sector. The jobs in aquaculture, however, are the second most hazardous in Norway, beaten only by fisheries.