Browse our collection of 1760 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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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 spring.