About NIVA

The Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) is Norway’s leading institute for basic and applied research on marine and freshwaters. The institute’s research comprises a wide array of environmental, climatic and resource-related fields. NIVA’s world-class expertise is multidisciplinary with a broad scientific scope. We combine research, monitoring, evaluation, problem-solving and advisory services at international, national and local levels.

  • Research foundation, environmental research, scientific basis for environmental policy, international research cooperation
  • Head office in Oslo, four regional branches, marine research station
  • Board appointed by the Ministry of the Environment, the Research Council of Norway and our employees
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  • ISO certified project implementation, ISO accredited laboratories and conformity assessment of laboratories, GLP accreditation
  • Research ethics, social responsibility, human rights, working conditions, the environment, sustainable development