Marine research in Norway

Report
Marine research –Norway
Qingdao, October 2011
Kjersti T. Fjalestad, Ph.D,
Norway –
2nd largest export nation of seafood
2010
 53.8 billions NOK
 150 nations
 37 million meals
every day
The Research Council
 Strategic adviser to the
government
 Research funding agency
 Support basic research
 Implement national
thematic priorities
 Support private R&D
 Networking and
dissemination
 Internationalisation
Marine research in Norway
(National statistics 2009,
Total research
41.9 Billions NOK
Public – 46 %
Private – 54 %
NIFU 2011)
Marine research
2.8 Billions NOK (6.6 % of total
R&D)
Public – 64 %, Private – 36 %
Aquaculture research
1.3 Billions NOK
(2.5 % of total R&D)
Public – 48 %
Private – 52 %
Marine based bioeconomy
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Wild captured fish
Aquaculture
Food industry
By-products
Marine bioprospecting
Bio-energy
Marine Bioprospecting
Vision: - a source of new and viable wealth creation
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R&D&Innovation
Commercialisation
Regulate marine genetic resources
Establish network of marine biobanks
Strengthening bioprospecting
Build on existing knowledge
Priority of new collections:
 Arctic organisms
 Extreme habitats
 Marine Bioprospecting: First call 2010 – 94 millions NOK
Aquaculture – An Industry in Growth
 Success due to research + responsible management regimes
 Need for collaboration – industry, research communities, public
authorities, internationally
Thematic priority areas
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Sustainable seafood production
Healthy fish
Feeds of the future
Other production species
Environment-friendly aquaculture
technology
6. Genetics and selective breeding
Collaboration
North America
To address complexity
EU Framework
 Capacity
building
program
 Integration
Nordic Countries
New Economies; China,
Japan, India...
 Synergies
South
 An European
strategy for marine and maritime research
America
 Improve
efficiency and excellence Global partner
 EU, Nordic, North-America, China, India....
Programme: Research Cooperation with
China - CHINOR
 Funded by Ministry of Foreign Affairs to follow up on
The Norwegian Government’s Strategy for
Cooperation between Norway and CHINA (2007)
 CHINOR-programme: (2008-2017) 20 mill. NOK per
year
 Homepage: http://www.forskningsradet.no/CHINOR/
Medium term thematic S&T priorities in China and Norway
中挪国家中期科技发展重点领域
Norway挪威
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Energy 能源
Oceans 海洋
Environment 环境
Food 食物
Health 健康
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Welfare 社会福利保障
China中国 *
1. Energy 能源
2. Water and mineral resources 水和矿产资源
3. Environment 环境
4. Agriculture 农业
5. Manufacturing 制造业
6. Transportation 交通运输业
7.Information industry and modern service
industry 信息产业及现代服务业
8.Population and health 人口与健康
9.Urbanization and city development 城镇
化与城市发展
10.Public security 公共安全
11.National defense 国防
*Chinese National Medium and Long-term S&T
Development Plan Outline(2006-2020)
中国国家中长期科技发展规划纲要
CHINOR
 Climate Change
NORKLIMA 2009: Unilateral call for cooperation projects
(30 mill. NOK)
Joint Call with CAS: deadline Dec. 2010, 22 mill. NOK,
three projects
 Environment
MILJØ 2015 – Joint Call with CAS: deadline Dec. 2010 (23
mill. NOK)
 Welfare
VAM-programme: network projects 2010:3 mill NOK
 Climate technology
CLIMIT/RENERGY 2010: Network projects (6 mill. NOK)
Dialogue with CAS: possibilities for annual joint calls
Conclusions:
 Norway – a marine bioeconomy
 Marine research-To ensure healthy and productive
seas and oceans
 Value creation and wealth
 Meet grand challenges
 Calls for international collaboration
 CHINOR financing cooperation between China and
Norway
 Thematic priorities for future cooperation
 Marine bioprospecting???
 Other common areas of interest within marine
research???
Thank you!

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