Decision support for fishing vessels based on marine ecosystem models and fishery data
FishGuider will increase the income and reduce the costs related to catch of pelagic fish species such as herring, cod and capelin. This will be achieved by development and validation of new theory for fish migration and a novel guidance system for fishing companies.
SalmonInsight shall provide new knowledge and technology to improve welfare and reduce stress in salmon production.
The project emphasizes on the advancement of aquaculture technology systems that are economically sustainable and improve animal welfare. This includes, the use of flexible shielding skirts for prevention of ectoparasites infestation (Sealice,...) of farmed fish salmon, procedures for underwater monitoring and safe and efficient operation.
Produced water (PW) from the oil and gas industry represents the largest direct discharge of effluent into the marine environment worldwide. Approximately 130 million m3 PW is released on the Norwegian continental shelf annually from offshore production platforms.
In the DiTail project we will study how exposure to fine tailings will affect marine copepods, fish eggs and fish larvae by integrating data from physical, physiological and molecular measurements into dynamic energy budget models.
DROPS — Dynamic Response of Offshore Pipelines on the Seabed
Subsea pipelines are designed to transport high temperature and often hot toxic hydrocarbons, while interacting with the seafloor and environmental actions. Precise and reliable modelling of this interaction is of key importance in order to obtain a robust yet cost effective design.
VALUMICS - Understanding food value chain and network dynamics
The overall objective of the VALUMICS project is to provide decision makers throughout food value chains with a comprehensive suite of approaches and tools that will enable them to evaluate the impact of strategic and operational policies to enhance the resilience, integrity and sustainability of food value chains for European countries.
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.
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.