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
Marine Youth Outreach

Marine Youth Outreach

An outreach project targeting pupils in secondary school in order to build a stronger coastal identity and pride within youth living in coastal societies in northern Norway. SALT, photographer Arthur Arnesen, electronica artist Benjamin Mørk and the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association travel three weeks a year to the northernmost regions to spend a whole day with the local youth. Together, we explore the value of the surrounding marine resources and the educational opportunities connected to them and for the future of the coast. We aim to increase awareness towards the possibilities northern Norway can offer, and motivate them to get the knowledge needed to participate in the region’s development.

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

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:


Report on Marine Litter

Report on Marine Litter

The Report «Marine Litter: Knowledge, Actions and Needs» (only available in Norwegian) is generated by SALT for the Ministry of Transport and Communications, -at the temporary secretary for a feasible oil-protection and environmental center in the Lofoten/Vesterålen Islands. The report gives a thorough summary on the knowledge on marin litter, – and important tools in management, methods, technology and surveillance og marine litter in Norway. The report also comprise management of waste from fisheries and aquaculture.

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.

Current projects

Completed 2018

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Completed 2016

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Completed 2012