SFI Harvest Partners

The centre involves active cooperation between research partners and the Norwegian fishing sector, including fishing companies, technology developers and equipment suppliers, the main governmental body and relevant interest organisations.

Research Partners

SINTEF Ocean AS (host institution). Centre administration, research and infrastructure within all research areas. SINTEF Digital Knowledge and competence in robotics and data analytics, and within autonomy, adaptive sampling and machine learning.

Nofima AS Research on processing and value creation from the harvested biomass and industrial economics in marine industries. Has access to unique infrastructure.

NTNU Department of Marine technology (IMT) World-class fundemental research within the field of marine technology. Hosts the Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems (AMOS), a Norwegian Centre of Excellence. NTNU Department of Engineering Cybernetics (ITK) Research in various fields associated with control theory, including mathematical modelling and simulations, autonomy, optimisation, and automatic control. Plays a major role in AMOS. NTNU Department of International Business (IIF) A dedicated research team focusing on environmental sustainability analysis. 

NMBU Competence on toxicology, fish health and -nutrition. Provides well-equipped laboratories.

UiT - The Artic University of Norway Research within the modelling of productivity and fishing gear technology. Provides ship time on their research vessel.

Industry Partners

Aker BioMarine Antarctic AS: Has experience and knowledge from many years of harvesting and processing krill. Provides vessel time for field studies, onboard lab use, metrics and data storage.

Br. Birkeland AS: Has experience and knowledge about pelagic and mesopelagic fisheries. Provides vessel time and fishing gear for mesopelagic fish.

Nordnes AS: Has knowledge on harvesting mesopelagic species. Provides vessel time for field studies and validation.

ScanBio Marine Group AS: Has knowledge on how to ensile, store and transport fish silage, and can share experience on production of silage made from mesopelagic fish, as well as three industry-scale production of fish oil and fish protein concentrates.

Skretting AS: Has knowledge on the raw materials and nutritional value of feed.

Kongsberg Maritime AS: Has expertise and systems for communication, control, navigation, and decision support.

PGS Geophysical AS: Has competence on seismic exploration and access to marine data and equipment relevant for use in the centre.

Norwegian Centre of Maritime Communication AS (NCMC): Has competence on internal and external communication, including on the interface between internal equipment over IP with secure remote support.

Optimar AS: Has competence and equipment for the development of new processing equipment for mesopelagic fish and Calanus.

Energy Valley: Offers access to nearly 200 member companies of the cluster. These are also potential suppliers to the other partners.


Bruk fisken

NAIS: North Atlantic Institute for Sustainable Fishing. Eco-based management on the shoulders of active fishermen. 
Zooca AS: Research and development of a new industrial value chain based on sustainable harvesting and processing of the zooplankton Calanus finmarchicus.

Advisory Board Partners

Norges Sildesalgslag SA (Norwegian Fishermen's Sales Organisation for Pelagic Fish):Provides knowledge and data from current pelagic fisheries. 

IFFO The Marine Ingredients Organisation: frontier knowledge on the marine ingredient industries.

Norges Fiskarlag (The Norwegian Fishermen's Association):Provides advice on technological innovations and governance issues in fisheries.

Directorate of Fisheries: Provides advice on innovative development,and the industrial and scientific progress.

REV Ocean AS: Contributes with expert knowledge on the potential risks of targeting new fisheries resources and potential solutions to these risks. Furthermore, joint research cruises on the research vessel "REV Ocean" (in operation from 2022) will be enabled.

WWF (associated partner): The SFI Harvest consortium will have a dialog with WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) in Norway about the sustainability of underexploited fisheries including low trophic species. WWF has strongly highlighted that there is a significant lack of knowledge on species-to-species interaction and species-to-habitat interactions.

Associated Research Partners

Matìs: Does reseach on harvesting, preserving, processing and value addition of key seafood resources.

University of Porto: Has knowledge on networked vehicle systems as well as state-of-the-art software toolchain for multi-domain vehicle systems. PU will make their fleet of over 16 autonomous underwater, surface and air vehicles available for experimentation and testing and will share data from experiments at sea.

AZTI: Has competence on oceanographic information and big data technologies for improvement of fishing efficiency, and competence on new marine resources such as mesopelagic fish.