The Norwegian Institute for Nature
Research, NINA, is as an independent
foundation focusing on environmental
research, emphasizing the interaction
between human society, natural resources and biodiversity. NINA was established in 1988. The headquarters are located
in Trondheim, with branches in Tromsø,
Lillehammer, Bergen and Oslo. In addition,
NINA owns and runs the aquatic research
station for wild fish at Ims in Rogaland and
the arctic fox breeding center at Oppdal.
NINA’s activities include research, environmental impact assessments, environmental monitoring, counselling and evaluation.
NINA’s scientists come from a wide range
of disciplinary backgrounds that include biologists, geographers, geneticists,
social scientists, sociologists and more.
We have a broad-based expertise on the
genetic, population, species, ecosystem
and landscape level, in terrestrial, freshwater and coastal marine ecosystems.