Seas and oceans

This long-term priority under the LTP objective ‘Tackling major societal challenges’ aims to enhance three key areas of marine-based research and innovation. ‘Marine bioresources and marine management’ enhances research and innovation efforts in the areas of fisheries, aquaculture, new industries based on marine bioresources and the knowledge basis for managing ecosystems and resources in marine areas. ‘Marine technology and maritime innovation’ contributes to research and innovation related to vessels, the shipbuilding industry, and the service and supply industry, while ‘Petroleum and minerals’ targets research, innovation, demonstration and piloting in petroleum activities of relevance to the Norwegian continental shelf.


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MARINFORSK-Marine ressurser og miljø

Research stay at the University of Helsinki, Finland

Wild populations are adapting to human-caused stressors such as fishing, hunting, climate warming, and habitat change. Research on particularly harvest-induced phenotypic and evolutionary adaptations started from field observations and forming theory about how anthropogenic drivers can be expecte...

Awarded: NOK 0.51 mill.

Project Period: 2022-2023

Location: Vestland

HAVBRUK2-Stort program for havbruksforskning

Brain and behavior in fish: From evolutionary ecology to biomedicine

Sub optimal fish health in aquaculture compromises operational economy and fish welfare. Animals have to balance attention, inhibition of active behavior and cognitive flexibility via internal and external feedback in order to cope with an ever-changing environment. Thus, in order to understand h...

Awarded: NOK 99,999

Project Period: 2022-2022

Location: Viken

MARINFORSK-Marine ressurser og miljø

The Atlantis Ecosystem Modelling Summit: progressing tools and networking for marine ecosystem science and management

We apply for financial support under the Oceans theme for the second Atlantis Ecosystem Modelling Summit, which aims to aid the testing and development of the Atlantis marine ecosystem model as a tool for Ecosystem-based management (EBM), and advance global partnerships for living marine resource...

Awarded: NOK 99,999

Project Period: 2022-2022

Location: Vestland

MILJØFORSK-Miljøforskning for en grønn samfunnsomstilling

Marine Forests of animals, plants and algae: nature-based tools to protect and restore biodiversity

Undervannsmiljøer som sjøgressenger, tareskog og dyphavskoraller er økosystemer med høy biodiversitet, er viktige for mange organismer gjennom gyteområder, beskyttelse og mattilgang, beskytter kystområder og lagrer karbon fra atmosfæren. Bevaring og gjenoppretting av disse habitatene er derfor vi...

Awarded: NOK 3.0 mill.

Project Period: 2022-2025

Location: Vestland


Arctic shipping and coastal communities’ engagement with their surrounding natural environment

The topic for the proposed cooperation is coastal communities’ interactions with their natural environment in a time when Arctic shipping is developing and is expected to grow. The background for the topic is the fact that the migration of ice-edge northward, its future thinning and weakening con...

Awarded: NOK 0.25 mill.

Project Period: 2022-2022

Location: Nordland - Nordlánnda