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
Fishing For Litter

Fishing For Litter

Fishing for Litter is a 2 years test project (2016-2017) inviting fishing boats to take part in the clean up of marine litter. The boats collect marine litter that is trapped in their fishing gear. The fishing industry contributes to an enhanced environmental profit and better attitude regarding marine litter. Three big Norwegian fishing harbors have containers for this collected litter.



SALT is responsible for the popular scientific dissemination of the project «Fate of cold-water coral reefs – identifying drivers of ecosystem change». The project aim to understand the natural fluctuations in physical, chemical and biological processes in cold-water coral reefs and the ecosystems attached to them. The project will also study how these ecosystems can be influenced by climate change and ocean acidification.

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



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.

Emerging leaders

Emerging leaders

SALT is responsible for planning and executing “Emerging Leaders”, a project where young prospective leaders in academia, business and public bodies gather before the conference “Arctic Frontiers” in Tromsø to explore future possibilities of the Arctic.

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Current projects

Completed 2018

Completed 2017

Completed 2016

Completed 2015

Completed 2014

Completed 2013

Completed 2012