The main focus of the NATUROGNÆRING programme is to produce knowledge that supports industrial development based on the sustainable use of forests, coastal zones, and other land and coastal resources associated with the natural environment and areas of cultural significance.
Biotechnology will lead to new tools for enhancing value creation, improving health, and protecting the environment. This is the vision of the first strategy for biotechnology, presented by the Norwegian Government.
Enough food for everyone, adaptation to climate change, and sustainable closed-loop systems are some of the benefits of the bioeconomy. The Research Council of Norway is proposing a substantial budget increase for boosting bioeconomy-related industrial development.
A report proposing a collective strategy for future Norwegian marine research will be completed by the end of 2012. A strategy committee has begun the process of drawing up the strategy report, which has been dubbed Hav21.