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.
Chemicals are leaching from Norwegian roads and tunnels
Despite national objectives of reduced use and substitution of hazardous substances, more than two hundred tons were still in use in transport related products in Norway in 2012. Which chemicals are they, how exposed are we humans, and do they leak out to the environment? Newly published research provides some answers.
What time is it? The Arctic charr’s inner clock meets the midnight sun
Below ice and snow, in pitch dark, Arctic charr’s circadian clock still ticks with precision. The exception comes during the darkest and brightest weeks of the year, when daily activity rhythms break down.