Significant parts of the Norwegian coast is unavailable to industrial fish farming due to its remoteness and exposure to harsh wind, wave and current conditions. The EXPOSED aquaculture operations Centre 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. Technological innovations, such as more autonomous systems, offshore structures and vessels are needed to sustain farm production under all conditions and enable more robust, safe, controlled and continuous operations.
Main objective: To develop knowledge and technologies for EXPOSED aquaculture operations, enabling a sustainable expansion of the fish farming industry.
- Enable safe and profitable operations at exposed fish farming sites to increase sustainable seafood production.
- Develop new technologies to underpin Norway’s global leading position in aquaculture and maritime competence and technology.
- Conduct fundamental and applied research into key knowledge gaps related to exposed aquaculture operations by combining research fields from the aquaculture, maritime and offshore sectors.
- Build knowledge and competence capacity through educating at least 11 PhD candidates, 4 post-docs and 30 MSc candidates.
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)