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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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Fish farming is not the source of cadmium in crabs

Posted on 15/04/2014  •  News Categories: General News

Akvaplan-niva and Møreforsking investigated heavy metals in the marine environment around three representative salmon farms on behalf of the Miljødirektoratet. Article in Norwegian [...] Read More


In And Around Our Industry
Field work in the Brazilian mangroves. - Leonardo Sandrini

Akvaplan-niva from Arctic to Tropic

Posted on 04/03/2014  •  News Categories: Featured News

The Latin American research program has funded Akvaplan-niva’s Petroleum & Environment Research Group for a 3 years project. This project, called “Integrated assessment of oil spill impact and recovery on Brazilian coastal habitats”, will be developed in cooperation with the Brazilian Federal University of Parana. Coastal habitats in tropical and subtropical areas are vital for local subsistence and artisanal fisheries, as they serve as breeding and nursery grounds for many important species. Regrettably, these coastal ecosystems [...] Read More