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.
Department of Aquaculture Technology performs research projects in the entire farmed fish chain, from breeding fish to slaughtering. Our team consists of both technologists and biologists, several of which have experience in practical operation.
Because of world population growth, it is estimated that we must produce 70 % more food on the planet by 2050. In addition, it is necessary that we reduce greenhouse gas emissions dramatically. In this picture, it is important to preserve and utilize all the food being produced. One of the key elements is to gain control of the temperature immediately after harvest and capture, through processing and all the way to the end user. SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture is analysing, simulating, measuring and improving refrigeration systems to increase the benefit, increase product quality, reduce the negative impact on the climate, and to provide our customers with better profitability.
Re-FOOD is an international partnership for research and education in energy efficient resource utilization in FOOD value chains between Norway and India.
Safer operations and workplaces in fish farming
Norwegian aquaculture industry has the potential for a five-fold increase of production over the next 35 years, and many have found a carrier in the marine sector. The jobs in aquaculture, however, are the second most hazardous in Norway, beaten only by fisheries.
SINTEF Ocean – merging SINTEF's marine research into one institute
SINTEF is merging its ocean research activities into one new institute, called SINTEF Ocean. The ambition is to strengthen our position as a world-leader in the fields of marine technology and biomarine research.
"A floating knowledge center"
The fish farming company Marine Harvest wants to build a Blue Revolution Center (BRC), aiming to find new technological solutions for the fish farming industry.
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.