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The Ocean Space

Norway has the second longest coastline in the world after Canada. The sea area Norway dominates is six times larger than the land area and the sea volume is enormous and partly unexplored.

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.

Sustainability Analysis

Sustainability Analysis

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...

Fisheries Technology

Fisheries Technology

An efficient, selective and sustainable fishery ensures that marine resources can be utilised both now and in the future.

Global Ocean Governance

Global Ocean Governance

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 Technology

Aquaculture Technology

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...

Offshore wind

Offshore wind

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.

Coastal Infrastructure

Coastal Infrastructure

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.

Maritime Transport

Maritime Transport

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 Environment

Marine Environment

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 Biomarine Resources

New Biomarine Resources

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.

Ocean Space Centre

Ocean Space Centre

The centre will become the national knowledge centre for ocean space technology. The purpose of OSC is to secure Norway’s position as a leading ocean nation and contribute to the green shift in Norwegian ocean industries.

Circular Bioeconomy

Circular Bioeconomy

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.

Seafood processing

Seafood processing

At SINTEF, we work with the development of innovative automated processes within seafood and food production.