News from Us

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 […]
December 6, 2019

Row for Life!

Our own Øyvind Osjord, member of the Smart Farm board, is rowing across the Atlantic! And we are of course sponsoring the team. Follow them on Insta (#lifeforrow) or on FB (@Rowforlife). They will be out there for 2-3 month depending on the weather… We look forward to having Öyvind back, bringing new ideas to the table after his adventure; a mind blower! See more @
December 4, 2019

Stavanger the New Aquaculture Hub!

Yesterday we were present at the Stavanger Chamber of Commerce that hosted Meeting Point Stavanger: Industrial development underwater. There were several interesting talks and among them was Anne Woi that let us know that Stavanger is aiming to be an Aquaculture leader with offices for the Use of Land & Sea. Leader Andreas Heskestad of the Stiim Aquaculture Cluster -where we are members- spoke about the bright future ahead of us. A talk close to our hearts was Brian Tsuyshi Takeda from Urcinomics that spoke about how they will be profitable whilst re-establishing the lost Kelp Forests around the […]