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.


  • Conduct fundamental and applied research to close key knowledge gaps and enable responsible commercial utilisation of underexploited marine resources.
  • Develop new competitive technologies to strengthen Norway’s global leading position in fisheries and marine expertise, and applied science.
  • Establish profitable biomarine value chains and business models which are evaluated according to social, biological, and economical sustainability requirements.
  • Explore cross-over applications to enable detection and collection of marine litter such as plastics.
  • Build knowledge and competence through educating at least 10 PhD candidates, 3 post docs and 20 MSc candidates.