The ocean is Earth's largest ecosystem and home to 80% of all life. However, marine life is threatened by pollution, overfishing, loss of species diversity and climate change. That is why we work with sustainability analysis that give companies and...
The Ocean Space
The Norwegian maritime industries include maritime, fisheries and aquaculture, offshore oil and gas. These industries account for a large part of export revenues to Norway. In the wake, we also get new emerging marine industries, including new biomarine industry, offshore wind and underwater mining. All of these industries depend on developing technology to ensure sustainable development.
The ocean space covers areas in, under, on and by the sea and is often connected to the activities that take place there. The activities range from aquaculture, autonomous ships and include all the steps in the various value chains.
An efficient, selective and sustainable fishery ensures that marine resources can be utilised both now and in the future.
The Ocean covers 70% of Earth, and consists of a mosaic of different governance constellations that Norway, and Norwegian research and industries, have to work within.
Aquaculture involves the farming of fish and other marine animals, as well as the cultivation of things such as seaweed and kelp. This complements the catch-based marine resources, such as fishing, and will be a significant contributor to the future...
Norway has just left the starting line in the race to become the first nation to conquer the sea with wind turbines in deep water.
The sea can provide solutions to many of the global challenges we face. Today's and future coastal structures are promising technologies in the transition to a zero-emission society.
Globalisation, population growth and better living standards are leading to ever-increasing world trade and transport needs. Maritime transport is the most energy efficient form of transport, accounting for 80% of the world’s freight. Norway is one...
Marine ecosystems include biotic organisms and abiotic elements the free water masses and the seabed in all sea areas from fjords and coastal areas to the open sea.
New ways of using biomarine resources can play an important role in the green shift. At SINTEF, we develop enabling technologies for the industrial utilisation of new biomarine resources.
Circular bioeconomy means that we are able to recycle most of the biological waste we throw away. For example, leftover food, wood and leather products.
At SINTEF, we work with the development of innovative automated processes within seafood and food production.