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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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PhD Position in Applied Ecosystem Modeling

Posted on 03/06/2014  •  News Categories: General News

Akvaplan-niva Department of Environmental R&D The Department of Environmental R&D, Tromsø, Norway invites applicants for PhD research fellowship in applied ecosystem modeling. The PhD research fellowship is for a total of 3 years with a possibility for extending the period for one year through a work experience program. The PhD position is associated with the Research Centre for Arctic Exploration (ARCEx). Akvaplan-niva is a scientific partner within ARCEx. ARCEx aims at improving knowledge of petroleum resources in northern and Arctic areas. ARCEx aspires to provide essential knowledge and methodology for eco-safe exploration in the high north. The Research Centre for Arctic Exploration is led by UiT, the Arctic University of Norway, funded by the Research Council of Norway, and its strength is also represented by the significant cooperation amongst the [...] Read More


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Salve Dahle, Director of Akvaplan, signing the agreement - Lars-Olav Sparboe, Akvaplan-niva

Akvaplan-niva focusing on youth - agreement that includes students from high schools in research

Posted on 05/05/2014  •  News Categories: Featured News

On Friday 25 April, students studying aquaculture from North Troms and Senja secondary schools gathered to witness the signing of the agreement that gives them insight into the future of the aquaculture industry. Akvaplan-niva will collaborate with the high schools, where the students will participate in research projects related to aquaculture, ensuring knowledge and practice are closely sewn together in class. Research institutions are not traditional placements for apprentices, but this agreement will ensure Akvaplan-niva will [...] Read More