SINTEF is a multidisciplinary organisation that finds intelligent, profitable solutions for the public and private sectors' needs based on research and development in technology, the natural sciences, medicine and the social sciences. Technology for a better society is SINTEF’s vision. SINTEF is structured into eight institutes and is Scandinavia's largest independent research organisation with about 1700 employees of whom around 70% are researchers. Turnover in 2002 was NOK 1.6 billion. Contracts for industry and the public sector generate more than 90% of income, while 7% comes from the Research Council of Norway. SINTEF collaborates closely with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the University of Oslo. SINTEF Fiskeri og Havbruk AS is one of the institutes in SINTEF comprising five main research sections in the fields of (1) Processing, (2) Fishing technology, (3) Aquaculture technology, (4) Bio resources and (5) Coast and harbour technology. Two of the departments; Food Processing and Aquaculture Technology are involved in SEAFOODplus. SINTEF Fiskeri og Havbruk AS possesses a wide range of expertise and know-how in exploiting renewable marine resources. The Institute helps its clients to find solutions to problems throughout the marine value chain – from the biological basis of marine production, through aquaculture and fish capture techniques to processing and distribution.