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    SALT has carried out a wide variety of projects tied to the sea and coast. The size and format of end products vary by project, but all are knowledge based and visually appealing. SALT´s goal is to always deliver according to the motto «academically strong – vibrant delivery», regardless whether we are delivering within research, consultancy or outreach. Client feedback testifies that SALT delivers according to promise.

    Reference projects
    PhD – Legal analysis of Norwegian seafood legislation

    PhD – Legal analysis of Norwegian seafood legislation

    Guri Hjellen Eriksen will in her doctoral thesis be studying the seafood legislation in Norway, with emphasis on the license and enforcement system in the fisheries sector. To participate in commercial fisheries in Norway you need a license issued by the fisheries administration with legal basis in the Participation Act. What the license holder can fish is determined by annual quotas adopted and allocated with legal basis in the Marines Resources Act. There is an extensive system of enforcement, control and sanctioning to ensure compliance to the rules.

    There are unresolved issues and challenges in the regulatory system. Overfishing, discards and other criminal offences are still occurring regularly. Despite this, there is little legal research on how the fisheries legislation is designed and how it works. The potential for analysis is therefore huge.

    The overall aim of the project is to clarify current law in selected areas of the legislation and assess it in a broader societal context. In addition, examples from other Norwegian license legislation will be used to highlight and compare specific rules, in particular from the aquaculture legislation. The main objective is to assess to what extent the license and sanction system in the fisheries regulation provides for environmental sustainability and a clear and predictable exercise of authority. In order to do this the project is divided in several sub studies.

    In the first study the aim is to analyze to what extent there exists a distinctive Norwegian fishery law culture, how deep in the legal culture it goes and what knowledge and specific concerns it is based on. The second study is a comparative analysis of the fisheries regulatory system in Norway and the pacific fisheries in Canada. An international outlook is particularly interesting in order to reveal the characteristics in the Norwegian regulation culture. In the third study findings from the previous studies are planned to be discussed and evaluated on basis of varied social research of what is good management of common pool natural resources.



    MARP3 MARine Plastic Pollution in the Arctic: origin, status, costs and incentives for Prevention. The goal of this project is to strengthen the knowledge base on marine litter in the Barents Sea. This is done by providing relevant research and knowledge to raise awareness and recommend methods to maintain a sustainable human activity contributing to less marine littering. Project leader is Norut and SALT holds the responsibility for a workshop on sources to marine litter on Svalbard and a workshop with stakeholders -to reduce marine littering in this area. SALT has also contributed in publishing scientific papers; this one is on sources to marine litter in Norway.

    Emerging Leaders

    Emerging Leaders

    Future activities and operations in the Arctic call for a broad understanding of the opportunities and challenges to ensure sustainable development. Emerging Leaders calls for young professionals and Ph.D. students/post docs to meet with representatives from academia, business and the public sector through an inspiring and educational program.

    Emerging Leaders is a side event of the international Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø, every year in January. 30 selected candidates from different countries participate in a blend of technical, social and cultural events accompanied by mentors from business, politics and academia. The program starts in the city of Bodø, then continues onboard the Norwegian Coastal Express “Hurtigruten” and ends in Tromsø, “the gateway to the Arctic”. To explore the marine resources and potential in the Lofoten Islands, a stopover will be made in Svolvær.  The participants will be challenged to engage in discussions and presentations during the program.

    In a world of increasing turmoil, the Arctic is still a place for collaboration and peaceful communication. In order to maintain peaceful relations across borders in the north, the encompassing science collaboration has been particularly important. The vast ocean that represents the bulk of the arctic area carries large potential, but also great threats. As increasingly larger parts of it will be utilized, how do we secure productive and healthy oceans? Sustainable development of the ocean is of particular importance in this matter. Sustainable business development is also key in securing resilient arctic societies. Connecting these societies together and closer to the rest of the world, while bringing ideas, knowledge, technology and capital together, are overarching topics during the exciting week of Arctic Frontiers Emerging Leaders.

    The Emerging Leaders’ program is linked to the annual topic of Arctic Frontiers and includes the following sessions:
    Session 1        Politics and Security in the High North
    Session 2        Technology Development and Arctic Business
    Session 3        Annual Arctic Frontiers topic
    Session 4        Workshop; preparing for presentation at Arctic Frontiers

    SalMar Salmon Center

    SalMar Salmon Center

    SALT managed the development of SalMar Salmon Center at Finnsnes in Troms. In addition to acting as a project manager, SALT delivered texts and developed installations in close cooperation with different subcontractors.



    Large quantities of microplastics are constantly entering the oceans from landbased sources. The project FanpLESStic-Sea aims to reduce this problem, particularly in the Baltic Sea region.

    The project has three key targets:

    • increased knowledge of where microplastics come from and their transport pathways
    • evaluation of technology that can reduce microplastic or reduce microplastic leakage before reaching watercourses,
    • increased knowledge and commitment of decision makers through suggestions on how to implement cost-effective methods to reduce microplastics.

    The project has partners in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia. SALT is the only Norwegian partner in the project.

    The project period is from January 1st 2019 to June 30th 2021, and the total budget of the project is 2 968 069 euro.

    Current projects

    Completed 2018

    Completed 2017

    Completed 2016

    Completed 2015

    Completed 2014

    Completed 2013

    Completed 2012