Work programme HAVBRUK Aquaculture Research – HAVBRUK - Applicable from 2019
The Large-scale Programme on Aquaculture Research (HAVBRUK) is the most important funding instrument for aquaculture-related research at the Research Council and will consolidate and coordinate activities in this field. It is an open-ended programme and a key instrument in the Research Council’s efforts targeting the blue bioeconomy, and will follow up the Council’s strategy “Research for Sustainable Societal and Industrial Development”. Norway is currently in a very strong position and is well-equipped to exploit the wide-ranging commercial, societal and research opportunities that are emerging in the aquaculture industry. A number of reports and national strategies point to the major potential for further growth in the industry. The HAVBRUK programme is intended to provide knowledge that will enable Norway – as an exporter of salmon and other seafood products and a supplier of knowledge, equipment and technology – to achieve its ambitious growth targets, while at the same time safeguarding the environment. The primary objective for the HAVBRUK programme is to generate knowledge and solutions for socially, economically and environmentally sustainable growth and development in the Norwegian aquaculture industry, and to maintain and further develop Norway’s leading position in aquaculture research.