Research facilities

CREATE is located at SINTEF Sealab at the waterfront in Trondheim, Norway.

SINTEF Sealab houses facilities and laboratories designed especially for the marine research activities within SINTEF. There are extensive plan to further develop and establish the Trondheim Marine Park in this area, with a wide range of companies related to the aquaculture industry. NTNU Sealab is also located in the same building , which host marine and aquaculture research facilities in connection with SINTEF Sealab.

Marine Technology Centre Experimental research related to hydrodynamics and structural mechanics will be conducted at the Marine Technology Centre in Trondheim. This is a unique laboratory infrastructure, comprising the world’s largest ocean basin, towing tank and wave flumes.

The SFH Flume Tank in Hirtshals, Denmark Experimental activity where steady currents are the main focus, and observations of model can be made, will be carried out in the flume tank.  The flume tank is the second largest in the world and its size make it possible to use large models with "full-sized" netting panels in tests.

Institute for Marine Research , Matre research station Experimental studies related to fish behaviour and water flow dynamics will be carried out at the Cage Environment Laboratory located at the IMR field station at Matre, a fjord-based full-scaled fish farm. The Cage Environment Laboratory has a basic set-up of ten 15 m deep cages where behavioural and environmental screening can be carried out with high resolution in time and space in all cages.

NOFIMA Marin  Equipment, such as tanks of various shapes and sizes, with the purposes of catering to various research activities. The station has built up a solid base of technical resources and now has over 600 different research tanks, with diameters ranging from 0.2-metre first feeding units to 11-metre tanks for broodstock. A separate, climate-controlled room and live-feed cultivation unit exist for marine fish. Water is supplied to the station from the following sources:

  • Sea water from a depth of 40 metres, after filtration and UV disinfection
  • Fresh groundwater from three wells, of stable temperature and quality
  • Cooling water from power station
  • Turbine water from power station
  • River water after filtration and UV disinfection 

Marine research vessel NTNU have a new marine research vessel, Gunerius. The research vessel will is located at NTNU Sealab and is equipped with facilities for testing aquaculture technology and equipment.

AKVA group and Marine harvest is part owner together with Skretting in the Cage Aquaculture Centre, a research facility for feeding technology and feed.

Published July 3, 2007

c/o SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture
Address: 7645 Trondheim
Location: SINTEF Sealab, Brattørkaia 17B