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.
The environmental effects of offshore produced water discharges
A new overview article on produced water describes Norwegian environmental research in the area over the past 30 years. The article looks at, among other things, whether fish and other animals are harmed by produced water discharges, and whether the ecosystems in the Barents Sea may be extra vulnerable to discharges.
Wastewater treatment boom changes nutrient balance in lakes
A vast number of new wastewater treatment plants in developing countries has led to an imbalance between phosphorous and nitrogen in surface waters. The result could be excessive growth of potentially poisonous algae with a preference for nitrogen. A new study calls for better nutrient reduction in order to maintain ecosystem biodiversity.
New NIVA studies on environmental effects of a green bioeconomy
The green shift implies that society will rely more on renewable biomass resources for the provision of food, fodder, fibre and fuel. Such a transition will have benefits but also trade-offs. In a special issue from the Nordic Centre of Excellence Biowater, NIVA has contributed with studies on the role of forests and forestry in the context of the green shift.