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We draw on the full range of our expertise and our presence in the region in order to deliver research and new solutions to global and local challenges for society.

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We study climate change, the consequences of climate change, and how we can best adapt to this change.



We conduct research in the field of oil/gas and renewable forms of energy, with a focus on cost-efficient, safe energy production that guarantees the lowest CO2 footprint possible during the green shift.



We contribute research and development for sustainable use and management of the environment and natural resources.

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We conduct research and provide education that is important to health in every phase of life.



We conduct research on culture and society which provides a foundation for decision-making by politicians, the authorities and the business sector in relation to key arenas of society.



We develop technology that is used both on the seabed and out in space.

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NORCE's main office is in Bergen, and the group has a strong presence in Haugesund, Stavanger, Kristiansand, Grimstad and Oslo.

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We deliver research and innovation in energy, health care, climate, the environment, society and technology.

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26 Apr 2019

One step ahead - to predict fish growth and fitness

Scientists develop a web-based solution that enables fish farmers to be one step ahead – to predict biomass, fish growth, and health status in farmed salmon.

Margit Simon
25 Mar 2019

Changing ocean currents and major climate shifts in the North Atlantic

A new study published in Nature Communications comparing ice cores and marine sediment cores measures time lags between changing ocean currents and major climate shifts. Changes in ocean currents foretells climate shifts by 400 years.

Stephanie Mayer Front
04 Feb 2019

Urgent need to plan for future climate changes at Svalbard

Climate changes, both observed and projected for this century, are severe for Svalbard, with direct consequences for the settlement in Longyearbyen and Ny-Ålesund, a new report says.

Marit Larsen Foto Andreas  Graven
04 Oct 2018

Youths in foster care with mental health needs may not get the specialized services they need

The majority of youths with mental health problems did not receive services from the child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS).

Stijn Foto Graven Fb1200
29 Nov 2018

Ancient DNA as a new tool for past climate change

With a ERC Consolidator Grant grant of 2,6 mill Euro, Stijn De Schepper will develop ancient DNA as a new tool for documenting past sea ice change.