The Annual report for 2016 is now currently available. The report describes the vision, organisation, plans as well as initial results from the centre.
In 2016 there has been full 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.
There are 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
The topic of exposed farming also raises significant interest internationally. The centre’s research areas have been presented in various national and international forums to support future collaboration with other stakeholders.
Four new partners were accepted as new members of the consortium in 2016: DNV GL, Kongsberg Maritime Merchant Marine, Kongsberg Maritime Offshore and MacGregor Norway.
For more information, please contact Hans Bjelland