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 Wild captured fish Aquaculture Food industry By-products Marine bioprospecting Bio-energy Marine Bioprospecting Vision: - a source of new and viable wealth creation 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 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 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 Energy 能源 Oceans 海洋 Environment 环境 Food 食物 Health 健康 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!