Our Arctic R&D team addresses scientific questions of a multi-disciplinary nature to improve understanding of human impacts, environmental variability and climate-driven changes in the Arctic.
Scientific knowledge is the foundation of marine management strategies seeking sustainable use of limited resources by multiple user groups. Akvaplan-niva is at the forefront of translating research results to actionable information for stakeholders. Our Arctic R&D team addresses scientific questions of a multi-disciplinary nature to improve understanding of human impacts, environmental variability and climate-driven changes in the Arctic. Results contribute to a wide variety of environmental initiatives to assess and protect the environmental quality of the Arctic. The Arctic R&D department is linked to other business areas of the company, ensuring that our advisors remain on top of the latest research developments when working with our clients.
Akvaplan-niva augments the company’s core scientific strengths by drawing upon the company’s extensive international contact network. This network extends across regional, national and international boundaries and experiences from academic, government and private institutes. Our research infrastructure includes accredited laboratories for benthic sorting and identification and chemical analyses and a new specially designed laboratory for low temperature experimental studies on Arctic organisms. Additional state of the art infrastructure, including the latest field and laboratory equipment, and research vessels, is accessed through the Norwegian Institute of Water Research, the Fram Centre and our international network. Representing one third of the company's annual turnover, Arctic R&D projects are financed by grants from national research councils, Norwegian Ministries, private corporations, non-government organizations, European Union framework programs, and internal company investments.