The Norsk Institutt for Vannforskning (NIVA) is a national environmental research institute organized as a private foundation. NIVA is committed to research, monitoring, assessment and studies on freshwater, coastal and marine environments in addition to environmental technology. Our key areas of work include environmental contaminants, biodiversity and climate related issues. NIVA has about 220 employees, organized in three research centers: Center for Inland Water Research, Center for Coastal and Marine Research and Center for Catchment and Urban Water Research. In AtlantOS the departments for Marine biogeochemistry and Oceanography and Aquaculture is involved. NIVA is involved in the monitoring of algae and toxic algae in particular in along the entire coast of Norway. NIVA addresses topics related to site selection and site suitability of aquaculture facilities and to the aquaculture industry’s needs for monitoring. This include production conditions and fish welfare, such as modelling of risk for spread of disease and HAB warning, and topics related to sustainability and environmental impacts of aquaculture such as the release and spread of chemicals, medicines and nutrients.
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