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SIP-LMD-SIP finansiert av Landbruksog matdepartementet

Designing sustainable livestock production systems delivering cultural landscapes with public goods and ecosystem services

Agriculture in Norway is traditionally based on a high level of national support and payments. Policy changes, especially if the state support has to be reduced considerably, can lead to substantial changes regarding land use, the multi functionality of a griculture, cultural landscape qualities,...

Awarded: NOK 9.0 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2011

Location: Akershus

SIP-FKD-SIP finansiert av Fiskeri- og Kystdepartementet

Dynamic and integrated production biology of farmed salmon in sea

The salmon farming industry demands optimal production through-out the entire life-cycle. This demand is currently not realized due to seasonal environmental changes that dramatically influences on feed intake, lipid accumulation, and growth rate during t he sea stage. To improve the predictabili...

Awarded: NOK 12.2 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2011

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SIP-LMD-SIP finansiert av Landbruksog matdepartementet

Culturally grounded tourism and local food in rural development

Cultural activities and heritage, rural tourism and small-scale food production (CULTOURFOOD) are three fragmented sectors or industries with many actors and little coordination. In spite of increasing economic and social importance and political awarenes s, those industries have separate sector ...

Awarded: NOK 9.1 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2012

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SIP-FKD-SIP finansiert av Fiskeri- og Kystdepartementet

Future catch platform for the Norwegian fishing fleet

The aim of the Strategic Institute Programme (SIP) is to further develop SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture as a national and international research institute within the field of fisheries technology. The programme will emphasize the development of energy e fficient fishing vessels, increased work ...

Awarded: NOK 12.2 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2010

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SIP-LMD-SIP finansiert av Landbruksog matdepartementet

Phytophthora diseases in Rosaceae: Plant resistance and plant-pathogen interactions

Each year strawberry- and raspberry producers experience serious economical losses due to fungal or oomycete diseases. In this project we will address two such diseases, strawberry crown rot (Phytophthora cactorum) and raspberry root rot (Phytophthora fra gariae var. rubi). An efficient control m...

Awarded: NOK 7.3 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2011

Location: Akershus

SIP-LMD-SIP finansiert av Landbruksog matdepartementet

Functional genomics of wood degradation: strategies used by decay fungi against wood protection systems and natural host defence compounds

Fungal decay of wood products is a global problem that has been traditionally combated with chemical preservatives. There is currently a great demand for alternatives to contemporary chemical preservatives due to their toxicity to the environment, and the current Strategic Institute Program (SIP...

Awarded: NOK 10.1 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2010

Location: Akershus

SIP-FKD-SIP finansiert av Fiskeri- og Kystdepartementet

Technology for efficient and profitable fish industry

To create an economically robust business environement, the Norwegian fish processing industry should optimize the cost efficiency in production through automation and at the same time focus on utilization of the demand potential which is present in the m arket for fresh products. The involved re...

Awarded: NOK 9.9 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2012

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SIPHINIFES-SIP ved HI

Ecosystem dynamics and fish stocks

In accordance with international conventions it is the goal of Norwegian authorities to establish a management regime of marine resources and environment supporting the ecosystem approach. This represents a tremendous challenge to resource evaluation, but the international scientific community h...

Awarded: NOK 20.3 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2010

Location: Vestland

SIP-LMD-SIP finansiert av Landbruksog matdepartementet

Improved welfare in sheep production - Preventive measures, disease resistance and robustness related to tick-borne fever in sheep

The greatest welfare challenges for sheep during grazing are tick-borne fever (TBF), blow-flies, alveld and predators. Production losses on tick infested pastures are substantial, and it is expected that more than 300 000 lambs/sheep are affected by TBF. In sustainable farming, particularly organ...

Awarded: NOK 3.7 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2010

Location: Akershus

SIPHINIFES-SIP ved HI

Carrying capacity in Norwegian aquaculture

The Norwegian aquaculture is facing challenges in limited areas available for aquaculture and an efficient utilization of the carrying capacity is crucial. This necessitates combining different forms of aquaculture, and the first step in doing so is to es timate the carrying capacity for each cul...

Awarded: NOK 12.2 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2013

Location: Vestland

SIP-LMD-SIP finansiert av Landbruksog matdepartementet

Biofuel from regeneration forest, immature and final harvesting

Management and use of biomass from non-traditional forest operations has today a low priority, partly because the work is expensive and partly because a rational and economic exploitation, for example for bioenergy, is not facilitated. The result is regen eration, while the challenge should be lo...

Awarded: NOK 7.8 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2010

Location: Akershus

SIP-FKD-SIP finansiert av Fiskeri- og Kystdepartementet

Integrated open seawater aquaculture, technology for sustainable culture of high productive areas

The aquaculture industry is diversifying and several species are produced. In Norway, salmon is the economically most important species, but several species are coming up. Combining species belonging to different trophic levels as fish, seaweed and mussel s may benefits of growing together. The f...

Awarded: NOK 7.1 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2011

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SIP-LMD-SIP finansiert av Landbruksog matdepartementet

Improving preparedness through research

The goal of the National Veterinary Institute (NVI) is deliver decision support of good quality for decisions made within the area of animal health and welfare and food safety. According to the political signals and the needs seen, the NVI will intensify the work on preparedness related to all it...

Awarded: NOK 12.5 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2010

Location: Akershus

SIP-FKD-SIP finansiert av Fiskeri- og Kystdepartementet

Lysozyme inhibitors; novel drug targets in bacteria

Lysozymes are antibacterial enzymes generally acknowledged to play an important role in the innate immune system found in all animals. Recent findings on invertebrate lysozymes as well as on bacterial inhibitors of lysozymes have shed new light on why ver tebrate lysozymes show some restriction i...

Awarded: NOK 8.5 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2010

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SIPHINIFES-SIP ved HI

Integrating in vitro cellular models and genomic techniques for investigating the impacts of diets.

The present project aim to develop in vitro techniques which will refine and replace in vivo animal experiments. Following the establishment of genomic and proteomic tools for investigating model organisms, we now have the opportunity to utilise these te chniques for developing novel cell cultur...

Awarded: NOK 17.6 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2010

Location: Vestland

SIPHINIFES-SIP ved HI

Physiological and behavioural indicators for fish welfare assessment in aquaculture and fish capture

Seafood consumers are concerned about animal welfare and recent white papers states that Norway should take a leading position to ensure acceptable animal welfare standards as basis of an sustainable and ethical aquatic production. Institute of Marine Res earch (IMR), Bergen has a leading role in...

Awarded: NOK 12.1 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2010

Location: Vestland

SIP-FKD-SIP finansiert av Fiskeri- og Kystdepartementet

New techniques to achieve more cost efficient selective breeding for improved consumer acceptance of aquaculture products

Disease and meat quality are of high importance to the aquaculture producer, processor and consumer. However, both disease resistance and meat quality traits are complex to understand and measure, costly to evaluate and slow to improve using current metho ds of selective breeding. In this project...

Awarded: NOK 13.8 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2010

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SIP-LMD-SIP finansiert av Landbruksog matdepartementet

Recycling organic waste - effects on soil quality, plant nutrient supply and environmental impact

Return of organic wastes to soils is a step towards more closed nutrient cycles, greater sustainability and reduced environmental loads. Because of the enormously variation of availability of plant nutrient as nitrogen and phosphorus between different org anic waste types, there is a great demand...

Awarded: NOK 8.7 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2012

Location: Akershus

SIP-FKD-SIP finansiert av Fiskeri- og Kystdepartementet

Improved phosphorus utilization of marine feed resources - Dietary impacts and optimal P nutrition in Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout

Phosphorus (P) in marine feed ingredients provide natural high P content in commercial fish feed, but is poorly available to fish in the crystal structure with calcium (Ca) known as hydroxyapatite in fish bones. Pilot studies have shown that it is possibl e to improve the digestibility of phospho...

Awarded: NOK 4.1 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2010

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SIP-FKD-SIP finansiert av Fiskeri- og Kystdepartementet

Market-Based Product Differentiation in the Seafood Industry

This research program focuses on market-based product differentiation in the seafood industry. This kind of research is much needed in an industry where most products can be characterised as commodities and where the main competitive variable is (low) pri ce. Through this program we aim to furthe...

Awarded: NOK 8.2 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2010

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SIP-LMD-SIP finansiert av Landbruksog matdepartementet

Farm entrepreneurship: the potential and challenges of farm-based new venturing

The Norwegian farm sector faces a number of challenges related to future adjustment. The development of rural tourism and recreation, value-added food products oar new combinations of products and services depends on entrepreneurial activity involving far mers. Research related to the challenges...

Awarded: NOK 12.2 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2011

Location: Oslo

SIP-LMD-SIP finansiert av Landbruksog matdepartementet

Spredningsøkologi: Er rødlistede arter i skog spredningsbegrenset?

Industrielt skogbruk er i økende grad basert på prinsipper om bærekraftig bruk og utvikling. Skoglige tiltak og vern av viktige biotoper for sjeldne og truete arter er et vesentlig element i en slik miljøvennlig policy. Kjennskap til artenes spredningsøko logi er avgjørende viktig for å forutsi h...

Awarded: NOK 10.6 mill.

Project Period: 2004-2008

Location: Akershus

SIP-FKD-SIP finansiert av Fiskeri- og Kystdepartementet

Utvikling av minimalt prosesserte produkter fra oppdrettstorsk

Minimal prosesserte produkter er et voksende segment i Europa. Fiskeprodukter er underrepresentert i dette segmentet, hovedsakelig pga av uforutsigbar kvalitet på produkter levert fra tradisjonell fiskeprosesseringsindustri og derved uegnet til minimal pr osessering. Den ofte ujevne tilgangen av ...

Awarded: NOK 18.0 mill.

Project Period: 2004-2008

Location: Rogaland

SIP-FKD-SIP finansiert av Fiskeri- og Kystdepartementet

Smarte konstruksjoner innen fiskeri og havbruk

Smarte konstruksjoner er konstruksjoner som tilpasser seg sine omgivelser og de sjøbelastninger de blir utsatt for på en slik måte at krefter og bevegelse av konstruksjonen kontrolleres innenfor et bestemt område. Slik tilpasning skjer ved bruk av reguleringsteknikk gjennom: - Aktiv og passiv reg...

Awarded: NOK 21.6 mill.

Project Period: 2004-2008

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SIP-LMD-SIP finansiert av Landbruksog matdepartementet

Naturressurser og lokal utvikling i skogs- og fjellbygdene - mellom marginalisering, kommersialisering og vern

Skogs- og fjellbygdene er rike på naturressurser, men de tradisjonelle næringene svekkes og marginaliseres. Nasjonale og internasjonale føringer knyttet til bla landbruks- og miljøpolitikk får til dels store konsekvenser. Natursyn og syn på arealbruk og - arealrettigheter er i endring. Programmet...

Awarded: NOK 10.3 mill.

Project Period: 2004-2010

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SIP-LMD-SIP finansiert av Landbruksog matdepartementet

Bakterielle utfordringer i oppdrett av marine arter

Norsk akvakultur opplever for tiden en fase med spesialisering og ekspansjon samtidig som infrastruktur og kompetanse innen bakteriologisk ekspertise i akvatisk bakteriologi i Norge er minimal for tiden. Det er grunn til å tro at bakterieinfeksjoner vil h indre utviklingen av en blomstrende marin...

Awarded: NOK 15.1 mill.

Project Period: 2004-2010

Location: Oslo

SIP-LMD-SIP finansiert av Landbruksog matdepartementet

Establishing knowledge within functional genomic and biochemistry for optimal use of future fish feed lipid resources

Det vil i fremtiden bli begrenset tilgang på fiskeoljer til bruk i fiskefôr. For å sikre en fremtidig vekst innen global akvakulturnæring, vil det være nødvendig å ta i bruk forskjellige fettsyreblandinger inkludert vegetabilske oljer, i fôr til fisk. For andringer i fettsyresammensetningen av fô...

Awarded: NOK 23.1 mill.

Project Period: 2004-2008

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SIP-LMD-SIP finansiert av Landbruksog matdepartementet

Effekter av klimaendring på overvintringen av flerårige fôrvekster og høsthvete, og på plantesjukdommer og ugrasvekst og kontroll av disse,

Klimaendringsscenariene for Norge varsler et mer variabelt vinterklima med hyppige variasjoner mellom frost og mildvær, mer nedbør som regn, mer isdekke, mer vass-sjuk jord og mindre snødekke. Spørsmålet hvordan disse endringene vil påvirke overvintringen av fôrgras og høsthvete, plantesjukdomme...

Awarded: NOK 20.2 mill.

Project Period: 2004-2009

Location: Akershus

SIP-FKD-SIP finansiert av Fiskeri- og Kystdepartementet

Forsvarsgener og immunmekanismer mot virus- og bakteriesykdommer hos Atlantisk torsk (CODIMM- programmet)

Torskeoppdrett er fortsatt i en startfase og står overfor mange utfordringer, inkludert sykdomsproblemer. Torsk i oppdrett har spesielt dårlig overlevelse på larve- og ynglestadiet, og opportunistiske patogener vil ha fordel av en svekket vert i den kriti ske perioden under tørrfôrtilvenning. Sam...

Awarded: NOK 24.7 mill.

Project Period: 2004-2008

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SIP-PRIM-SIP - primærnæringsinstitutter

Risk exposure and risk management in food production - Comparing aqua- and agriculture

While Norwegian fish farming is a relatively new, fast growing export industry strongly dependent on trade, Norwegian agriculture is oriented towards a limited domestic markets, with increasing foreign competition. While both industries are subject to spe cial types of risks as biological product...

Awarded: NOK 9.0 mill.

Project Period: 2003-2008

Location: Oslo