The Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) is Norway’s leading institute for fundamental and applied research on marine and freshwaters. Our research comprises a wide array of environmental, climatic and resource-related fields. NIVA’s world-class expertise is multidisciplinary with a broad scientific scope. We combine research, monitoring, evaluation, problem-solving and advisory services at international, national and local levels.
NIVA was founded in 1958 and is now a non-profit research foundation with a board appointed by the Ministry of Climate and Environment, the Research Council of Norway and employees. NIVA’s Head Office is at the Oslo Innovation Centre /CIENS in Oslo, with regional offices in Bergen, Grimstad, Hamar and Copenhagen, as well as a large scale research facility in the Oslo Fjord.