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Long live the molluscs

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

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


New taxonomic guide to the Arctic calcareous tubeworms

Polychaete taxonomist Andrey Sikorski and Salve Dahle from Akvaplan-niva have a new book published in collaboration with Russian scientists A.V. Rzhavsky from the A.N. Severtzov Institute of Ecology and Evolution RAS, Moscow and E.K. Kupriyanova from the Australian Museum Research Institute, Sydney, Australia. [...] Read More

Posted on 15/12/2014 • News Categories: General News


Oil in Ice - The environmental impact of oil spills and associated response technologies in the ice

Lionel Camus, Senior Researcher and Coordinator of Environment and Petroleum at Akvaplan-niva recently published an article in the Pan European Networks online Science and Technology publication. [...] Read More

Posted on 05/12/2014 • News Categories: General News


Akvaplan-niva is an ONS 2014 Innovation Award Nominee

Assistant Director JoLynn Carroll and SensE team members, Tom Sørnes, Cathrine Spikkerud and Geir Morten Skeie will be at ONS 2014 in Stavanger from 25-28 August. They will be presenting Akvaplan-niva’s environmental services for the operational side of the petroleum industry. Akvaplan-niva is one of only eighteen companies selected by the Norwegian Research Council and Innovation Norway to present our [...] Read More

Posted on 06/08/2014 • News Categories: General News


PhD Position in Applied Ecosystem Modeling

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 [...] Read More

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


Rådgiver/seniorrådgiver innen akvakultur

Vi har økende oppdragsmengde og trenger å styrke vår virksomhet med flere dyktige medarbeidere. Vi søker: Rådgiver/seniorrådgiver innen akvakultur Ved vårt kontor i Alta trenger vi en ny kollega til våre inspeksjonstjenester, som består av tekniske inspeksjoner av oppdrettsanlegg og miljøundersøkelser for havbruksnæringen. Vi ser etter deg som matcher oss på noen av disse områdene: o Relevant høyere utdanning innenfor [...] Read More

Posted on 28/05/2014 • News Categories: General News


Greenland whales return to Svalbard

The population of Greenland whale was almost extinct. However it has now returned because it has been ice free north of Svalbard. Within one month of spring, the fattest whales have been eating enough krill for a whole year. Akvaplan-niva and the University of Tromsø, Norway’s Arctic University have looked at what is happening in the Arctic Ocean during the [...] Read More

Posted on 07/05/2014 • News Categories: General News


Fish farming is not the source of cadmium in crabs

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

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


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