Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 536331
Sist endret: 27. juni 2018, 08:54

Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 536331
Sist endret: 27. juni 2018, 08:54

EXPOSED Aquaculture Operations


Hans Vanhauwaert Bjelland
ved SINTEF Ocean

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • SINTEF Ocean


  • Norges forskningsråd
    Prosjektkode: 237790



  • Anvendt forskning



Start: 1. april 2015 Slutt: 1. april 2023

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EXPOSED Aquaculture Operations

Populærvitenskapelig sammendrag

Significant parts of the Norwegian coast is today unavailable to industrial fish farming due to remoteness and exposure to harsh wind, wave, current and ice conditions. Regular as well as infrequent operations are challenging.

The Exposed Aquaculture Operations Centre (EXPOSED) draws upon Norway's strong position in the aquaculture, maritime and offshore sectors to enable safe and sustainable seafood production in exposed coastal and ocean areas.

EXPOSED is a Centre for Research based Inno­vation (SFI), a funding scheme administered by the Norwe­gian Research Council's Division for Innova­tion[1]. A SFI has the main objective to en­hance the capability of the business sector to inno­vate by focusing on long-term research based on creating close alliances between re­search-intensive enterprises and prominent research groups. The EXPOSED Centre brings together global leading salmon farmers, key service and technology providers, SINTEF Ocean and other strong re­search groups, including AMOS (the Norwegian Centre of Ex­cellence for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems).

The centre initiated its activities in 2015, and in 2016, there is full project activity. Eight projects have started, covering fundamental research and applied studies, innovation activities, establishment of research infrastructure and recruitment of six PhD candidates. In addition, several associated projects carry out additional activities and involve supplementary candidates.

To support cross-disciplinary innovation and good communication within the centre, the centre arrange a two-day EXPOSED Days during spring and a one-day EXPOSED Day dur­ing autumn. In addition, more targeted events are arranged within projects, across projects and for students, such as PhD/post-doc workshops.

There is still a significant industrial, as well as political interest in EXPOSED and its objec­tives in 2016. This interest is driven by a com­bination of:

  • An ambition to increase salmon produc­tion, given that key environmental chal­lenges are addressed
  • Increasing salmon prices
  • Low oil prices and suppliers to the oil & gas sector looking for other industries
  • Industrial and political will to adapt competence and capacity from other industries in to seafood
  • A new opportunity for farmers to apply for development concessions regime that drives innovation towards technological concepts for more exposed farming.

Also internationally, the topic of exposed farming raises significant interest. The re­search areas of the centre have been pre­sented in various national and international forums to support future collaboration with other stakeholders.

Four new partners were accepted to become new members of the consortium in 2016.



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Resultater Resultater

Current challenges and future opportunities for exposed salmon farming in Norway.

Bjelland, Hans Vanhauwaert. 2018, Oceanology International. OCEANVitenskapelig foredrag

Technology to support the aquaculture growth potential.

Bjelland, Hans Vanhauwaert. 2018, North Atlantic Seafood Forum. OCEANFaglig foredrag

Norsk oppdrett i sjø - Fra en merd fortøyd i land til kreftene i åpent hav.

Bjelland, Hans Vanhauwaert. 2018, Forelesning for eksperter i team. OCEANFaglig foredrag

Current challenges and future opportunities for exposed salmon farming.

Bjelland, Hans Vanhauwaert. 2018, Arctic Frontiers. OCEANVitenskapelig foredrag

The status of risk assessments in Norwegian Fish farming.

Holmen, Ingunn Marie; Utne, Ingrid Bouwer; Haugen, Stein; Ratvik, Ingeborg. 2017, ESREL 2017. OCEAN, NTNUVitenskapelig foredrag
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