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SINTEF Center for Clean Ocean Research
What is SINTEF doing?
SINTEF is working to increase knowledge about the spreading and environmental consequences of pollutants in the World's oceans. Our ambition is to develop solutions for reducing the amount of pollution reaching the World's oceans and for cleaning the marine environment.
Expertise at SINTEF
SINTEF has relevant expertise in many areas related to Clean Ocean Research. We work on finding solutions and answers to the following questions:
- Where does the pollution come from and where does it end up in the World's oceans?
- What effect does the pollutant have on marine life?
- How can the amount of pollution in the World's oceans be reduced?
- How can we help decision makers?
The SINTEF Center for Clean Ocean Research brings together and coordinates relevant expertise for clean ocean research in SINTEF.
What can you do?
- REDUCE your use of disposable and/or single-use plastic
- REUSE your bags for grocery shopping
- RECYCLE whenever possible
- Make sure you handle all of your waste correctly
- Don't litter
- Help others to do the same
Challenges related to marine littering and pollution must be solved to realize the sustainable bio-marine growth needed for the future. One of the major challenges is the increasing amounts of plastic found in the World’s oceans.
Deposition of e.g. mine tailings may pose a risk to the marine environment. SINTEF is working on developing innovative solutions for recycling of materials and safe deposition into oceans.
Together with our research partners, SINTEF is working on developing systems and methods to increase the knowledge of the effect of nanomaterials on the environment and health of people.
The Law of the Sea of 1994 gave states rights and responsibilities for marine resources within their own economic zones, with additional demands of collaboration on protection of shared resources. Marine pollution is a global challenge that still...
A wide range of anthropogenic chemicals are released to the oceans. However, only a few of these are routinely monitored and regulated by authorities. SINTEF aims to identify and evaluate the environmental fate and effects of previously less or...
This laboratory has husbandry facilities for aquatic organisms at various trophic levels, and is equipped to carry out exposure and biodegradation studies at different temperatures using through-flow systems.
Our laboratory applies a range of analytical methods in the fields of microbiology, molecular biology and medical microbiology. Our activities focus primarily on the biodegradation of environmental toxins and the implementation of data in our...
This laboratory enables us to verify the results of bench-scale experiments under more realistic conditions. Our facilities, in which temperatures can be regulated, provide us with major advantages during tasks such as the preparation of field...
This laboratory carries out analyses designed to assess the behaviour and ultimate fate of oils in the marine environment.
SINTEF Ocean offers chemical analysis of emerging and priority pollutants, petroleum products and biomolecules. With our advanced analytical platform, we tailor analytical solutions to each project. We co-operate closely with laboratories across...
The laboratories at SINTEF SeaLab have been established to support our research activities. They are well-equipped with instrumentation and can be adapted to various kinds of studies.
SINTEF Center for Clean Ocean Research works for a healthier marine environment
Part I: What are microplastics?
Part II: Where do microplastics come from?
Part III: Why microplastics
Part IV: Andrew Booth talks about What happens to the plastic over time?
Part V: What effects does plastic have on the environment?