MICROFIBRE: Evaluating the fate, effects and mitigation measures for microplastic fibre pollution in aquatic environments
To understand the environmental behaviour and impacts of microplastic fibres (MPFs) in order to develop a decision support framework that enables garment manufacturers to make environmentally informed choices in their material selection.
Re-FOOD is an international partnership for research and education in energy efficient resource utilization in FOOD value chains between Norway and India.
The climate is changing in the Arctic and projections by the IPCC suggests valuable marine resources are migrating further north. What does this mean for fishers, for tourists, for international politics and future communities in the far north, and for the Svalbard fisheries protection zone and Norwegian sovereignty in the area?
ENTiCE is a three year project financed by the Research council of Norway in which SINTEF Fisheries and aquaculture, NTNU, Frøya High School, and the Scottish Association for Marine Science will implement and develop new technologies for studying the interactions between physical, chemical and basic biological processes in coastal waters.
MERIT – Combined experimental and modelling approaches towards improved environmental risk predictions of subsea mine tailing disposal
MERIT is an internally funded research project (SEP) that studies the fate and effects of subsea mine tailing disposal in Norwegian fjords
PLASTOX – Direct and indirect ecotoxicological impacts of microplastics on marine organisms
The amount of plastic litter, especially microplastics, in the ocean are quickly accumulating. The PLASTOX-project aims to investigate the environmental impacts resulting from microplastics.
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.
Cultivation of Dulse (Palmaria palmata)
The red algae Dulse is demanded for use in food and in this project we will adjust cultivation methods for this nutritious and tasty seaweed species.