NIVA has several wholly and partly owned subsidiaries: Akvaplan-niva, AquaBiota Water Research, BallastTech-NIVA, NIVA Chile and NIVA-tech.
Akvaplan-niva AS is a research and consultancy firm in the fields of aquaculture, marine biology and freshwater biology. The company offers services related to environmental contaminants, biology, oceanography, chemistry and geology.
Akvaplan-niva was founded in 1984 and is located at the Fram Centre in Tromsø. The company is wholly owned by NIVA.
AquaBiota Water Reseach AB
The research firm AquaBiota Water Research AB is NIVA's subsidiary in Sweden. The company uses geographical information systems (GIS) to analyse and model biological and oceanographic phenomena.
Around half of AquaBiota's business involves basic research; the other half is comprised of projects for government agencies and industry in Sweden and internationally.
BallastTech-NIVA AS was one of the first companies in the world to establish a full-scale centre for land-based testing of equipment for the treatment of ballast water in accordance with the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The testing centre is located at NIVA's marine research station at Solbergstrand, 20 km from Oslo. BallastTech-NIVA AS is a wholly owned subsidiary of NIVA-tech AS.
NIVA Chile SA
NIVA Chile SA is owned 50% by NIVA and 50% by NIVA-tech AS. The organisation primary focus is to provide advice about water-quality and -treatment to the Chilean aquaculture industry.
NIVA-tech AS works with commercial applications for NIVA's competence, services, products and technology.
In general this marketing involves:
- selling our competence through project assignments
- issuing user rights through licence contracts
- acquisitions of holdings in other companies
- establishing new subsidiaries for further development of NIVA's immaterial property rights (IPR)