News from Us

February 21, 2020

Friday again !

..and time to get together around delicious seafood! Here a recipe for the traditional Bouillabaisse!
February 21, 2020

Expats love our home base!

It was with delight that we read about Stavanger, our home base, being so attractive for Expats. We of course, love our little town on the west coast of Norway. Welcome to visit, anytime! Photo by Victor Malyushev on Unsplash
February 5, 2020


The wonders about shellfish! In this inspiring talk we learn about glue! Powerful AND biodegradable!
January 29, 2020

Robotic Mussel!

Robotics has even made its way to Mussels and help monitoring climate change! The robotic mussels, which were devised about 20 years ago already, by Dr. Helmuth, contain little thermometers and data loggers that record the temperature every 10 minutes, approximating the internal temperature of the actual mussels nearby.
January 15, 2020

Visit from Spain!

A very exciting day yesterday discussing the benefits and advantages moving from traditional longlines to Smart Farm innovation systems with colleagues from Spain, and @Norgeskjell from Norway.
January 13, 2020

@ Stiim Aqua Cluster’s AquaPub!

We are very honored and excited about the opportunity we had last week to present Smart Farm to our fellow colleagues in Stiim Aqua Cluster in Stavanger. And in such a relaxed environment! 😆
January 2, 2020

Planning your 2020 Holidays?

Make a google search on Shellfish Festivals and you will be taken to many exotic places in the world! My personal favorite is Festival de las Conchas y Vino Nuevo held in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, starting April 30.
December 13, 2019

Did you know that the byssus (beard) of the mussels hold super powers?

The mussels use these threads to cling to rocks and rope. We humans are looking into uses for us. There is an extensive article on the subject, but to sum it up here are some great applications: 1) A biodegradable glue to stick human tissue together. 2) Generate universal hemoglobin compatible with all blood types. 3) Create a membrane that separates water from oil (for oil spills for example) 4) Generate an underwater glue. 5) Combine the glue properties with the membrane properties to collect, for example oil, on the hull of a boat painted with the byssus glue. And […]