ACE is a large-scale laboratory facility designed to develop and test new aquaculture technologies. Facility users are researchers and others conducting practical experiments and tests both under optimally controlled and realistic conditions. ACE has offices in Trondheim and on the island of Frøya. Research activities are carried out in mid-Norway depending on the aim of the project. Main research facility, vessel and equipment are located at Frøya.
International test centre for aquaculture technology
- ACE is a large-scale laboratory facility.
- It is designed to develop and test new aquaculture technologies.
- Facility users are researchers and others conducting practical experiments and tests both under optimally controlled and realistic conditions.
- ACE has offices in Trondheim and on the island of Frøya, where our vessel and equipment are located, and where research activities are carried out.
What we offer
Research and development, and the testing of technology at sea put demands on a purpose-built infrastructure. We are talking about suitable sites, aquaculture facilities, instruments and expertise. The aquaculture facilities and volumes of fish involved must be comparable with those actually employed in the industry. The equipment used must be able to withstand the great forces resulting from exposure to wind, waves and currents. At the same time, the safety of personnel and students must be guaranteed.
We are at the mercy of nature when we carry out field tests. It is vital to obtain adequate data and prepare sound documentation about what is really going on. We are talking about the behaviour of the fish, the forces acting on the aquaculture facility and equipment, and the environment in and around the facilities themselves.
It is also important to employ an effective system for the transfer and storage of data collected during the projects for use in subsequent analyses.
ACE carries out industrial-scale projects on marine facilities. The company possesses know-how and expertise in project design and implementation in many technical fields, including:
- Marine biology
- Aquaculture in general
- Measurement techniques
- Data transfer
- Equipment installation at facilities
- Project management
- Risk assessments
- Administrative support
ACE is also part of a Norwegian and global research network, and has links to aquaculture manufacturers and suppliers.
We obtain specialist expertise in a variety technical fields, including data simulations and analysis, primarily from our partners SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture, as well as other institutes at SINTEF and NTNU.