Browse our collection of 1721 algae strains

The Norwegian Culture Collection of Algae, NORCCA, maintained and owned by the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) and the University of Oslo (UiO), includes algal strains from the two institutes and the former Danish algal culture collection SCCAP. The collection offers access to algal strains and growth media which can be ordered directly from this website. We ship globally material for education, research, innovation and business. A new website for the collection will be launched this winter, with updated information and taxonomy of strains.

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Over a span of 50 years, NIVA has built up a significant collection of algae cultures.

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Summer holiday

Our staff will be reduced due to summer vacation.
This will affect our capacity in July, especially in week 28-31
E-mails and orders will be handled as soon as possible, mainly on Mondays and Wednesdays, and there may be some delays.
Thank you for understanding and we apologize for the inconvenience.
Have a good summer!