Active projects



LoVeOcean is a national infrastructure project located outside Lofoten–Vesterålen. 

Lofoten–Vesterålen Marine Observatory (LoVe) will send continuous real-time data from a fixed area, which can eventually be used to create long time series. 


Seafood and Feed Resources – Ocean to Oven

The use of low-trophic marine resources (like macroalgae, mussels and algae-eating fish) and mesopelagic organisms. This project will help generate basic knowledge needed to utilise such novel marine resources as food or feed in a sustainable way.

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Environmental responses to organic and inorganic effluents from fin-fish Aquaculture (ERA). 

This strategic initiative (SI) address the potential impact of organic and inorganic effluents from large fish farms on coastal ecosystems. 



An open network, with five Copernicus Relays, with a coordinating function on local, regional, cluster and national levels.

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Fishery Forum

The Norwegian Fishery Forum for Development Cooperation is an informal forum for cooperation between Norwegian institutions involved in or with interests in projects with assistance to the fishery sector in developing countries. The Fishery Forum was established by Norad in 2003 and is headed by a group of representatives from some of the institutions involved.


ICES Working Group on the Integrated Assessments of the Barents Sea (WGIBAR)

WGIBAR conducts and develops integrated ecosystem assessments for the Barents Sea as part of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management.



Integrated Marine Biosphere Research (IMBeR) is a core project of the Scientific Committee for Oceanic Research (SCOR) and Future Earth, with a focus on research at and across the boundaries of natural and social sciences. 



MAREANO maps depth and topography, sediment composition, contaminants, biotopes and habitats in Norwegian waters. The results of the surveys are available on this website, visualised through maps. A number of our partners also supply data and maps from their own studies.



NorArgo2 is an observation system for the northern seas that consists of oceanographic battery powered floats, Argo floats.


Norwegian Ocean Observation Laboratory

The Norwegian Ocean Observation Laboratory (OCEANLAB / HAVLAB) is a national multi-infrastructure involving a number of marine research, subsea and sub-seafloor technologies.


The Norwegian Fish Nutrition Seminar

The Norwegian Fish Nutrition Seminar is a biennial event and is an arena for communicating recent advances in fish nutrition research and facilitate dialogue between stakeholders in science and practice of fish nutrition in Norway.



An open source approach to acoustic and swept area survey calculations.