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 compentence in robotics and data analytics, in the areas of autonomy, adaptive sampling and machine learning.

Nofima AS Research on processing and value creation from the harvested biomass and industrial economics in marine industries. 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 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. 

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

Industry Partners

Aker BioMarine Antarctic AS Experience and knowledge from many years of harvesting and processing krill. Vessel time for field studies, onboard lab use, metrics and data storage.

Br. Birkeland AS Experience and knowledge on pelagic and mesopelagic fisheries. Vessel time and fishing gear for mesopelagic fish.

Nordnes AS Knowledge on harvesting mesopelagic species. Vessel time for field studies and validation.

ScanBio Marine Group AS Knowledge on how to ensile, store and transport fisf silage, and 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 Knowledge on feed raw materials and nutritional value.

Kongsberg Maritime AS Expertise and systems for communication, control, navigation, decision support and AUVs.

PGS Geophysical AS Competence on seismic exploration. Access to marine data and equipment relevant for use in the centre.

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

Optimar AS Competence and equipment for the development of new processing equipment for mesopelagic fish and Calanus.

Energy Valley Offering 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. 

Advisory Board Partners

Norges Sildesalgslag SA (Norwegian Fishermen's Sales Organisation for Pelagic Fish). 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). Advice on technological innovations and governance issues in fisheries.

Directorate of Fisheries Advice on innovative development, industrial and scientific progress.

REV Ocean AS REV Ocean will contribute 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 Reseach within harvesting, preserving, processing and value addition of kew seafood resources.

University of Porto Knowledge on networked vehicle systems as well as state-of-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 Competence on oceanographic information and big data technologies for improvement of fishing efficiency, and competence on new marine resources such as mesopelagic fish.