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Benthic analysis
Photo: Akvaplan-niva/Knut G. Forberg

In relation to our baseline surveys and monitoring programs, our benthic laboratory offers accredited (EN ISO-IEC 17025) services including processing, taxonomic identification, interpretation and reporting of benthic faunal samples from both offshore (petroleum operations) and coastal areas (e.g. aquaculture, harbor basins, emission recipients.

  • Sorting and taxonomic identification of marine soft bottom fauna samples
  • Characterisation of littoral and sub-littoral hard bottom flora and fauna
  • Evaluation of environmental conditions
    • in fjords and coastal waters in accordance to guidelines
    • at marine aquaculture farms
    • at offshore petroleum installations

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