Environmental problems are inherently complex and therefore require a multidisciplinary approach as well as the ongoing development of new knowledge. NIVA offers a broad spectrum of services within water-related issues. We conduct research, monitoring, development and assessments in freshwater, coastal and marine environments, and urban waters.
NIVA has a comprehensive infrastructure at its disposition. For instance we have a large selection of fieldwork equipment, laboratories and an advanced research facility. NIVA also has experience in carrying out small-scale laboratory experiments and large-scale ecosystem experiments.
NIVA’s world-class expertise is multidisciplinary with a broad scientific scope. We combine research, monitoring, evaluation, problem-solving and advisory services at international, national and local levels.
Europe’s seas face uncertain future if urgent, coherent action not taken
Faced with the increased threats posed by overexploitation of marine resources, pollution and climate change, urgent action is needed to bring Europe’s seas back to good condition. According to the European Environment Agency’s report on Europe’s marine ecosystems, published today, we are running out of time to reverse decades of neglect and misuse.
Microplastics found in 4 of 5 bivalve species investigated in Nordic waters
A new research project has looked at microplastics in marine bivalves from 100 sites spread throughout much of the Nordic waters. Microplastics were found in 4 of the 5 bivalve species investigated, and there was a huge variation in the occurrence and type of microplastics.
Eutrophication remains a major problem for Europe’s seas despite some progress
The shared vision for Europe’s seas is a healthy marine environment where human-induced eutrophication is minimised. However, the European Environment Agency’s (EEA) assessment, published December 11th shows that eutrophication still remains a large scale problem in Europe’s regional seas. The assessment shows some positive effects from better nutrient management but the overall target of healthy seas will not be met by 2020.