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Creating Value and Awareness Through Science

Akvaplan-niva integrates research, decision support and technical innovation to secure economic value and safe environmental operations for businesses, authorities, and other clients worldwide.

The little lumpfish is playing a big role in the Aquaculture industry. Akvaplan-niva is leading research into the use of lumpfish as a new, natural method to minimize the damage from sea lice to fish farms . <span>Image by Lars Olav Sparboe</span>

Creating Value and Awareness Through Science

Akvaplan-niva integrates research, decision support and technical innovation to secure economic value and safe environmental operations for businesses, authorities, and other clients worldwide.

The Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) is found along the North Atlantic coastline as far north as Greenland, Svalbard and Novaya Zemlya (Russia). Using the latest scientific findings, Akvaplan-niva helps clients assess their best options so that their activities are carried out in harmony with nature. <span>Image by Geir Morten Skeie</span>

Creating Value and Awareness Through Science

Akvaplan-niva integrates research, decision support and technical innovation to secure economic value and safe environmental operations for businesses, authorities, and other clients worldwide.

The eggs of capelin (Mallotus villosus) appear transulcent against a colorful background of macroalgae and gravel in the intertidal zone of a northern Norwegian fjord.  Akvaplan-niva is leading research into the effects of petroleum activities on the sensitive life stages of this and many other species. <span>Image by Knut Forberg</span>
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Long live the molluscs

Posted on 08/06/2015  •  News Categories: General News

The mollusc, Arctica islandica, lives longer than any non-colonial animal on Earth and can reach an age of 500 years. Fifteen years ago scientists discovered colonies of this long-lived mollusc in the northern part of Norway, near the island of Ingøy. This is the northernmost population of this species. The discovery was made by a marine biologist at Akvaplan-niva, Michael Carroll. [...] Read More


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Lumpsuckers - Lars Olav Sparboe

Akvaplan-niva wins Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries environmental award

Posted on 26/08/2015  •  News Categories: Featured News

Akvaplan-niva has been granted an environmental award from the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries. The award was handed out at Aqua Nor in Trondheim by the Minister of Fisheries Elisabeth Aspaker and the Director General of Fisheries Liv Holmefjord. The company was granted the award for its efforts in the development of lumpfish as a cleaner fish in fish farming. [...] Read More