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.
Researcher believes in kelp farming
By 2050, kelp farming along the Norwegian coast is estimated to cover an area corresponding to half the size of all farmed land in the country. The management agencies need to prepare.
The Helgeland coast: worth its weight in gold
Nordic coastal ecosystems recently got a scientific health check. The Helgeland coast in Norway did well, according to Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA).
Researchers use drones to photograph seaweeds
Drones are the future for nature mapping and monitoring. – Compared to satellite pictures, drone images provide 1,000 times better image resolution and one million times more data points, says Kasper Hancke, marine biologist at NIVA.