CoastShift looks at the possibilities of increasing food production on the coast of Northern Norway, and at the same time making it more sustainable.

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01. Feb 2022


31. Dec 2026

Funded by

Ministry of Climate and Environment through FRAM – High North Research Centre for Climate and the Environment


IMR – Institute of Marine Research, NIVA – Norwegian Institute of Water Research, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, NOFIMA – The Norwegian food research institute, SINTEF, Akvaplan-niva. NIKU – Norsk institutt for kulturminneforskning.

The world needs more food, but food production is also the origin of many environmental problems, area conflicts and other challenges.

CoastShift investigates how new technologies and practices can contribute to increased food production in the north, while at the same time ensuring environmental, social and economic sustainability, spatial coexistence and circular economy.

What we do

Nofima, together with NIBIO, leads the studies of how new technologies and practices within and between agriculture, aquaculture and harvesting from the sea can contribute to more and sustainable food production.

Nofima will particularly study new technology in aquaculture.

Together with NIVA, Nofima leads the studies on how the administration can better promote sustainable food production.

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