Through our research, NIVA develops new competance, new methods and new models to meet the challenges of tomorrow. We have extensive experience in transforming knowledge to practial and applicable advice.
Long series of data from environmental monitoring is an important contribution in our research, and publication of results in peer-reviewed journals ensure our work is of the highest quality
NIVA carries out research commissioned or on behalf of public administration and government, industries and businesses, through grants from the Research Council of Norway, participation in EU research programmes and through basic allocation and strategic institute initiatives.
Pollutant-ban has made snails healthy again
The environmental pollutant TBT can mimic hormones to the extent that it sterilizes female snails and make them grow non-functional penises and vas deferens. But for the first time since monitoring started up in 1991 and the total ban of TBT entered force in 2008, only fertile dogwhelk have been found along the Norwegian coastline.
It is all in the genes: Decoding the effects of multiple stressors
Genomic markers are the key in a new approach for assessing the toxic effects arising from exposure to multiple stressors.
The long road from Arctic science to international law
The road to the Minamata Convention on mercury took almost 15 years and has been significantly influenced by Arctic research and Norwegian efforts. Why and in what way did Arctic research play such a significant role in this road towards the convention?