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SIPHINIFES-SIP ved HI

Ecological Processes and Impacts Governing the Resilience and Alternations in the Porsangerfjord and the Hardangerfjord (EPIGRAPH)

The Porsangerfjord: The coastal cod population in the Porsangerfjord has been at a low level over the recent two decades and low recruitment has hampered recovery. The kelp forests, anticipated to be important nursery grounds for juvenile cod, has been er adicated over the recent three decades du...

Awarded: NOK 15.5 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2011

Location: Vestland

SIP-FKD-SIP finansiert av Fiskeri- og Kystdepartementet

Modern tools for the study of host-agent interactions of emerging fish diseases

The sustained success of aquaculture is largely dependent on the ability to counter emerging diseases. Human pathogens may possibly also find their niche in new production forms, and give rise to potential seafood safety problems. The research programme i s aiming at the implementation of modern ...

Awarded: NOK 15.9 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2013

Location: Akershus

SIP-FKD-SIP finansiert av Fiskeri- og Kystdepartementet

Innovative and Safe Seafood - Processing, Hygiene, Spectroscopy

The proportion of meals that are prepared outside of the home is increasing. Meeting the three consumer mega-trends convenience, health and sensory enjoyment, are vital for a products' success in the marketplace. For fish products, convenience is the lack ing area, and hence one that is in need o...

Awarded: NOK 24.1 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2013

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SIPHINIFES-SIP ved HI

Seafood and mental health: Uptake and effects of marine nutrients and contaminants alone or in combination on neurological function.

Seafood as part of a balanced diet is thought to play a central role in the battle against the increasing occurrence of lifestyle diseases with neurological disorders being pinpointed as one of the greatest threats to public health worldwide. However, sea food may in addition to contributing with...

Awarded: NOK 12.5 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2012

Location: Vestland

SIP-FKD-SIP finansiert av Fiskeri- og Kystdepartementet

Fish welfare and performance in recirculating aquaculture systems

Recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), in which fish tank water is recycled with the aid of biological filters, is little used in Norway. RAS may offer advantages over traditional flow-through (FT) systems, regarding sustainability and fish welfare, but these aspects have been little studied f...

Awarded: NOK 18.0 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2013

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

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-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-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-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

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-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

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

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-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-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-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-FKD-SIP finansiert av Fiskeri- og Kystdepartementet

Roles of vitamins in bone development and mineral metabolism

Bone disorders are recurrently observed with high frequencies in intensive farming of salmonids, as also observed in other husbandry. Nutrition, water temperature and fast growth have been identified or suspected as risk factors. For the production of salmonids both the feed composition and fe...

Awarded: NOK 9.5 mill.

Project Period: 2003-2008

Location: Vestland