With outlook onto stockfish and salmon. With insight into coastal value creation.

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
Environmental Study of Skjerstadfjorden

Environmental Study of Skjerstadfjorden

SALT managed a major environmental study of Skjerstadfjorden in co-operation with the sub-contractors Akvaplan-niva, NIVA and North University. The Skjertadfjord represents a unique fjord system where the greatest depth is 500 meters. The outlet in Saltstraumen is only 26 meters in depth. The study particularly focused on uncovering potential eutrhrophication of the fjord system.

Read more about the study and download the report here:


Coastal Fisheries

Coastal Fisheries

SALT executed a major study of the activities within coastal fisheries in the regions of Lofoten, Vesterålen and Senja. We performed a series of interviews with fishermen in the local municipalities, focusing on species, seasons and tool-use. The study was part of the knowledge gathering concerning the possible effects of petroleum activity outside Lofoten, Vesterålen and Senja.



MARP3 MARine Plastic Pollution in the Arctic: origin, status, costs and incentives for Prevention. Målet med dette prosjektet er å styrke kunnskapsbasen om marin forsøpling i Barentshavet og å skaffe til veie relevant forskning og kunnskap for å øke bevissthet og kunne anbefale metoder for å ivareta en bærekraftig menneskelig aktivitet som bidrar til minst mulig marin forsøpling. Norut er prosjektleder og SALT har ansvar for formidling og workshop om marin forsøpling.

Framework Agreement with the Norwegian Research Council

Framework Agreement with the Norwegian Research Council

SALT is, along with other subcontractors, part of a framework agreement with the Norwegian Research Council. We deliver text services within the areas: “Climate and environment”, “Fisheries, aquaculture and agriculture” and the annual “Research Days”. The agreement contains both written and visual dissemination of knowledge.

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

Current projects

Completed 2018

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Completed 2016

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Completed 2014

Completed 2012