ENVIRA ('Miljøalliansen') has been established as a strategic alliance between 6 Norwegian institutes in the field of environment.

ENVIRA institutes:

  • Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU)
  • Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA)
  • Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR)
  • Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)
  • Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU)
  • Centre for Soil and Environmental Research (Jordforsk)

Some main objectives:

  • Co-ordinate Research on Global Environmental Issues
  • Undertake Integrated Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Ascertain and Maintain the Scientific Data Base
  • Institutional strengthening and Capacity Building

ENVIRA environmental issues:

  • Climate change
  • Ozone layer
  • Water resources
  • Water waste
  • Water pollution
  • Wild life
  • Urban planning
  • Air pollution
  • Traffic
  • Industry
  • Coastral zone
  • Aqua culture
  • Ocean
  • Action planning

The concept of ENVIRA has several advantages:

  • Built-in administrative routines and procedures, no “ad-hoc” organisation
  • efficient and controlled information flow, one concept unit
  • efficient project management, less bureaucracy
  • less overlap between tasks, defined disciplinary roles between participants
  • reduced time consumption, reduced cost
  • holistic, rather than fragmented results
    solutions in accordance with the user’s expectations and needs
  • better quality insurance

The ENVIRA experience

  • More than 700 experienced professionals
  • Multi disciplinary environmental services
  • Exclusively selected team of experts
  • International references:
    • World Bank
    • EBRD
    • EU/EEA
    • Asian Development Bank
    • OECD
    • Nordic Council of Ministers
    • Authorities


ENVIRA can offer services within most fields of environmental science. Some are listed below:

  • Environmental planning and development
  • Integrated environmental monitoring and planning
    Impact assessment for emissions to air, water, soil and oceans
  • Management and conservation of our cultural heritage
  • Water resources and coastal zone management
  • Laboratories and systems for chemical analyses

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