About SFI Harvest

SFI Harvest is a long-term, stable research collaboration between an interdisciplinary team of researchers, the fisheries, and bio-marine industries, technology suppliers and interest groups.

SFI Harvest is a centre for research-based innovation with six integrated research areas covering the entire bio-marine value chain. Our ambition is to develop scientific and technological knowledge for the responsible harvesting and processing of underexploited species. This will be achieved by developing new technologies to contribute to solving the global challenges that is providing food to a growing population, in a sustainable manner.

The ocean covers 70 % of the Earth’s surface, but only provides 2 % of the food we eat. The ocean hosts a large number of underexploited species at low trophic levels, however to be able to harvest and process these lower trophic species, more advanced technology is required.

SFI Harvest will draw upon Norway’s leading position in the marine and offshore sectors to develop these new technologies.

Our technological innovations must be paired with scientific knowledge about ecosystem dynamics, development in fisheries management and well-documented business models.