National centre for documentation of environmental and resource data

The Centre for environmental documentation

NorEnviro is a national centre for the documentation of environmental and resource data with regard to products, processes, materials, energy and waste systems in Norway. This type of data is essential for research, innovation, documentation and the design of products and systems adapted to the forthcoming sustainable and circular economy. NorEnviro has been established as a centre hosted by Østfoldforskning in collaboration with the Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management at the University of Life Sciences (NMBU).

The centre was initiated on 1 August 2017 with funding from the principal owners of Østfoldforskning: The Ostfold County administration and the Fredrikstad local authority.

NorEnviro senter har tatt initiativ til etablering av en nasjonal infrastruktur for forvaltning og deling av miljø- og ressursdata for norske forhold (NorEnviro infrastruktur)

Østfold forskning
Norges miljø- og biovitenskapelige universitet
Østfold fylkeskommune
Fredrikstad kommune

Economics and financing

NorEnviro was initiated in August 2017 and has a base grant of 7.2 mill NOK over a 5-year period, funded by Ostfold County Council and the Fredrikstad local authority. All new project proposals put to the Research Council of Norway and aiming at generating updated environmental and resource data, will include activities and deliveries linked to the further development of the NorEnviro database. Østfoldforskning will also make use of its own funding for strengthening the infrastructure on LCA data.

Establishing a data basis from the pilot project

Products that will be tested in the pilot phase directed by the centre include:

  • Food products from the Norwegian agriculture
  • Wood products and raw materials from the Norwegian forest sector
  • Transport of goods and people

Contact information

Visiting address: Østfoldforskning, Stadion 4, 1671 Kråkerøy

Centre manager: Professor Ole Jørgen Hanssen, Østfoldforskning og NMBU MINA
Mobile: +47 90727977

NorEnviro management group:

Research Director Hanne Lerche Raadal, Østfoldforskning (Director)

Dean Sjur Baardsen, NMBU MINA

Fredrikstad municipality: Siri Martinsen (member of the board of the municipality of Fredrikstad and is in charge of the board of Borg Havn)

Østfold county municipality: Andreas Lervik, leader of the industry Committee in Østfold.