SINTEF will be representing the project through its institute, SINTEF Ocean. SINTEF has vast experience in studying aquaculture, fisheries, life cycle & value chain analysis, and environmental impact. Additionally, SINTEF has demonstrated experience in leading projects and work packages on stakeholder involvement, co-production of knowledge, scenario analysis, participatory perception workshops, science-policy interface, and communication in general. SINTEF employees will be leading each work package within the project.
The Norwegian Seafood Federation, better known as SjømatNorge, is the national association for fisheries and aquaculture industries with approx. 680 member companies. The member companies cover the entire value chain from fjord to the dinner table in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. The Norwegian Seafood Federation has a high level of expertise in promoting policies and legislations that benefit the member companies and to safeguarding the members interest against national and international authorities.
The Federation of Norwegian Industries is the largest association within the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise, which is Norway's largest organisation for employers and leading business lobbyist. The federation represents more than 2,850 member companies with approx. 127,500 employees. The federation works for framing conditions for businesses in sectors and industries such as aquaculture and aquaculture suppliers. A top priority for the federation is to ensure that society understands how important a viable industry is for our future welfare. As a project partner, the federation has a high level of expertise in industrial policy and framework conditions related to maritime and aquaculture.
SalMar is one of the largest and most efficient producers of salmon in the world. SalMar has been the driving force behind the development of Ocean Farm 1 - the world's first offshore fish farm. Ocean Farm 1 demonstrates SalMar's drive and determination to lead the way in technologies for sustianable seafood production. As a project partner SalMar brings a high level of expertise in both offshore and concentional aquaculture to Compareit.
Nordlaks takes on the role of partner in the project. Nordlaks is a family-owned aquaculture group that creates value of all resources throughout the value chain from farm to table. They have a high level of expertise in exposed aquaculture through the development of "Havfarm" a new concept for offshore locations. One of Nordlaks' strategies and vision is the sustainable development of the aquaculture industry by utilizing new production sites.
Aquaculture Innovation AS is a partner company in the Campus BLÅ Norsk Havbrukssenter that was established in 2010. The company has conducted several research projects for farming and salmon in closed and semi-closed cage systems in the sea. Aquaculture Innovation AS has a high level of expertise in closed and semi-closed sea cages, in addition to land-based aquaculture. Aquaculture Innovation AS has ownership in Helgeland Miljøfisk who is currently working on establishing a land-based aquaculture facility in Brønnøy municipality. Aquaculture Innovation AS also has ownership in Buland Miljøfisk, a land-based production concept which is currently under construction.
Salmon Evolution participates in Compareit via the role of a project partner. Salmon Evolution is a land-based aquaculture company located at Indre-Harøya in Hustadvika. They produce 36 000 tonnes of salmon each year, by combining advanced technology and a strategic location. Salmon Evolution ensures sutainable production of salmon with optimal fish welfare and a low impact on the envrionment. Moreover, they have a high level of expertise in land-based aquaculture, with an emphasis on flow-through technology.
House of Knowledge is a project partner that develops tools like Serious Games to support business decisions. A Serious Game is an applied game with clear learning outcomes. It deploys interactive content that simulates real life scenarios in a controlled environment, normally as a physical board game. The House of Knowledge Serious Games aim to trigger the participants’ curiosity, facilitate strategic reflection and stakeholder contributions. For a multi-stakeholder project such as Compareit it is all about reducing and releasing the complexity to make it comprehensible and establish a common platform on the joint experience base of the stakeholders.
The University of Tromsø, participates in Compareit as a project partner. Their main contact is Associate Professor Signe Sønvisen. She is a social scientist with a PhD from the Norwegian college of fisheries science and will involve PhD-candidates and recruit master students to the project. UiT will assist in work packages 1-5.