Fullførte Prosjekter

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«Havlandet Norge» can be view and downlowed by using this link:

MarLife Storby

Norwegian regional competence put together on an aggregated national level to advance the marine sector as a whole. Each metropolitan region was thoroughly inventoried: research and industry go hand in hand with project owners, city council’s business plans and ambitions of the marine sector.

The main delivery of the MareLife Storby project, the so called Bluebook, ‘Havlandet Norge’, paves the way for the next generation of the marine sector. It was received by the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries & Coastal Affairs during the 2010 Conference.

Mackerel Stocks

This is an unique genetic mackerel research project to step in as potential peacemakers during a critical phase of the mackerel quota negotiations between Norway and EU.

The project is a collaboration between Norwegian Institute of Marine Research, Liegruppen Fiskeri AS and the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science. It revealed an extraordinary high level of genetic variation in the North Atlantic mackerel stock, but no evidence of stock segregation to support national stock exclusivities was found.

DNA Traceability

DNA-based verification of site of escaped salmon is likely the so far most prestigious MareLife project and one of the most significant efforts to strengthen the sector’s reputation of trust.

During 2012 MareLife and partners with projectleader AquaGen carried out a project to verify under practical condition whether the concept of DNA tracking could securely assign escapee back to correct parent and hence correct site of escape. AquaGen was the projectleader and  

Background: Norwegian Seafood Federation (FHL) engaged MareLife, which again picked selected partners, to make an inventory on the possibilities and statistical strength of using DNA-based parentage tests to verify origin of escaped salmon back to farm. The report (Sept 2011), which concluded on the feasibility of this and to a comparatively low cost.


Blue Bio was a two-year project within the EU Interreg programme. This cross-border project in the Kattegatt-Skagerak region working towards knowledge-based development and integration of research and industry. The projects goal was to find sustainable ways of exploiting the marine environment.

A very important delivery from the project is the microalgae market report which takes a global view on markets and technologies available and narrows down to recommendations on how to follow up with moving from science to business.

 The report takes a global view on markets and technologies available and narrows down to Nordic and KASK in the final parts with recommendations on how to follow up with moving from science to business.

This cross border project commenced January 1st, 2011 and ended Dec. 31st, 2012. One main objective has been to assist commercialization of marine concepts and a considerable number of cases have therefore been rigged and exposed at the Marine Innovation Day, NASF.

The project has also edited a commercialization manual, arranged several conferences and workshops and carried out a market analysis on micro algae. MareLife has served as Norwegian project owner and the partners have been UMB, University Gothenburgh and Chalmers. Extensive details from the project can be found at

Microalgae report. 

A delivery from the project is the microalgae market report: “Microalgae – a market analysis carried out as part of the Interreg KASK IV A project: Blue Biotechnology for Sustainable Innovations, BlueBio”.

The report has been well received widely and can be found at:

The report «Bio Verdi» / Bio Value can be read in its full length by downlowing it from the following link:

Bioverdi / Bio Value

«BioVerdi” was a cross field and trans boundary initiative to develop a stronger “ecosystem” of innovation. The project was established in partnership between leading R&D units, industry representatives from all four bio sectors: marine, health, agro and industry and with support from public granting systems and authorities.

The aim of the project was implementing measures to increase innovation and value creation from life science research across the four major sectors of the Norwegian bio economy: medicine, marine, agro and industry. The project also embraced top executive nationwide partners from all sectors and from academia, industry and capital owners in collaboration with Government and granting entities.

The recommendations of the report will be pursued implemented in collaboration with the Norwegian Government and the Norwegian Minister of Trade, Industry and Fishery, was presented during the launching conference and receive the report. Ø. Lie has been the project manager when serving two years at Oslotech AS, Oslo Innovation Center.

The steering committee of BioVerdi: Ole Petter Ottersen, Rector University of Oslo (chair), Hilde Steineger Head of Innovation Management BASF/Pronova Biopharma, Torger Reve, Professsor Oslo Business School