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Akvaplan-niva is accredited according to laboratory standard NS-EN ISO 17025  with registration number TEST 079 and inspection standard NS-EN ISO 17020 with registration number INSP 013. We perform the following assignments according to accredited methods:

Mission in environmental monitoring

  • Environmental monitoring of aquaculture facilities: B, C, ASC and C / ASC surveys
  • Environmental monitoring offshore
  • Recipient investigations
  • Environmental mapping
  • Quantitative and semiquantitative surveys of littoral and sublittoral hard bottom
  • Sampling of soft bottom fauna
  • Sampling of environmental pollutants
  • Sorting and identification of marine benthic samples
  • Assessment and interpretation of data
  • Assignments in chemical analyses
  • Environmental hazards in sediments and biological material
  • Grain size (infiltration plant)
  • Physical / chemical measurements in oil


  • Capability certificate
  • Locality classification/site survey


Akvaplan-niva is certified according to the ISO 9001 quality standards.

We are prequalified in the supplier database EPIM JQS in accordance with the international category standard UNSPSC for service delivery to operators on the Norwegian continental shelf.