NIVA CCA

Browse our collection of 1775 algae strains

The Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) has recently implemented the former Danish culture collection SCCAP and algae cultures from the University of Oslo (UiO) to form The Norwegian Culture Collection of Algae. The collection offers access to its strains and growth media, which can be ordered directly on this site - we ship globally to educators, researchers and businesses. A new website for the collection will be launched this winter, and the taxonomy will also be updated and corrected simultaneously.

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

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Important information

Even though our webshop is updated with many new strains from our merged culture collection, from both NIVA, University of Oslo and SCCAP, please be aware that there still are strains that are missing or have errors in taxonomy and designations. We ask for your patience and we will be fixing it as fast as we can. If you are missing any known strains, please contact us directly for purchase. Also, we will have a new, updated web page during this winter.