EXPOSED is happy to announce DNV GL as a new centre partner. Through the partnership, DNV GL will engage in projects focusing on development of regulations of the aquaculture industry in exposed areas, safety and risk management of marine structures and operations, and design methodology and requirements for novel fish farm concepts. Liv Solveig Olafsson, head of section for DNV GL Noomas says: “It is important for DNV GL to cooperate with leading research groups and industry actors in the development of a safe and sustainable aquaculture industry. Building on our experience and knowledge, we believe that joining forces with the partners in the EXPOSED consortium will provide a strong foundation for this work.”
Foto: Johan Wildhagen/Norges sjømatråd. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries wants to find out if patent landscape analysis can contribute in strenghtening public R&D intitiatives. Hence, they invited The Norwegian Industrial Property office to make landscape analysis together with the Norwegian R&D industry to investigate if this will improve research results and reduce the risk of misprioritising. Please read the report on The Norwegian Industrial Property's website.
We look forward to welcoming Malthe Hvas, a MSc in biology from Aarhus University in Denmark. During his studies he has been working with acid-base physiology, nitrite toxicology and the effect of temperature on oxygen consumption in the striped catfish (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus), a tropical facultative air-breathing fish of great socioeconomic importance in Vietnamese aquaculture. His primary task within SFI EXPOSED at The Institute of Marine Research will be to define peak water current thresholds that secure acceptable welfare in farmed Atlantic salmon. For this purpose a large swim tunnel system has been developed at The Institute of Marine Research, which for the first time gives the opportunity to asses swimming performance in groups of Atlantic salmon during various conditions such as different temperatures, hypoxia and stress. Furthermore, he will also investigate swimming capabilities in commercial facilities and in experimental push cages. Malthe is looking forward to produce new and exciting knowledge about [...]