NIVA Region West

NIVA Region West is located in Bergen.

At NIVA Region West we study and work with coastal possibilities and environmental challenges, including aquaculture, climate change and ocean acidification, blue growth through green restructuring, and sustainability.

The aquaculture industry as an actor in the coastal areas is central: clean food from the sea with reduced organic footprint, new sustainable production methods, new breeding species and new farming concepts.

Key foci

  • Aquaculture
  • Algae monitoring and toxic algae alerts
  • Water quality monitoring and optimalisation
  • Localisation of aquaculture facilities and current measurements
  • Biodiversity
  • Dissemination and mentoring, e.g. at The University of Bergen and the EU-funded ResponSEAble-project

Reference projects

AQUA-USERS: Aquaculture User driven operational Remote Sensing information services

NEXOS: Next Generation Web-Enabled Sensors for the Monitoring of a Changing Ocean

TAPAS: Tools for Assessment and Planning of Aquaculture Sustainability (2016-2020)

Respon-SEA-ble: Sustainable oceans: our collective responsibility, our common interest. Building on real-life knowledge knowledge systems for developing interactive and mutual learning media (2015-2019)

Cluster cooperations

NIVA is a part of NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster

Marineholmen in Bergen. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Regional manager: Åse Åtland

Contact Information

Thormøhlensgate 53 D
5006 Bergen

Tel: (+47) 22 18 51 00 (switchboard)

How to find us (map)

Head of administration Siw Frantzen
Tel: 975 78 848

Last updated 30.04.2021