Ostfold Research is now NORSUS!

June 8th 2020

Ostfold Research (Østfoldforskning) has today become NORSUS - Norwegian Institute for Sustainability Research. The new name is an expression of an ambition: we want to be even more effective in our mission of contributing to a more sustainable world. We do this by providing a high-quality knowledge base on environmental effects of products, services and value chains, using Life Cycle Assessment approaches (LCA) and integrated economic, social and environmental approaches. We remain based in the county formerly known as Østfold (now Viken), but our reach has always been national and international. ‘NORSUS’ more clearly positions us as one of Europe’s leading research institutes on LCA, a key element in applied sustainability work at a value chain level and a central factor for achieving a circular economy.

Risk assessment data for micro- og nanoplastic can be used when developing LCIA models
In a presentation at the SETAC conference on the 4th of May Cecilia Askham, NORSUS, presented findings from the collaboration between PacKnoPlast and MarILCA. The presentation “How Can Risk Assessment Data for Micro- and NanoPlastics Contaminations Be Generated in a Way That Is Useful for the Development of LCIA Models?” is based on findings from PacKnoPlast and the collaboration with MariLCA. Cecilia Askham presented the work during the conference session «3.08 – Harmonized Data reporting and analyses in micro- and nanoplastics research».

NORSUS now recruits new researchers with LCA competence who desire to contribute to the knowledge base for sustainable decision making. Applicants should master a Scandinavian language. See job post here (in Norwegian).

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