Browse our collection of 1712 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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Thank you for this year!

Collection is closed between the 24th of December 2022 until the 4th of January 2023.
Important: this website will be closed from the 1st of January 2023, a new website will be open for orders from the 13th of January 2023.
If you have any question, please send us e-mail
We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We are looking forward to a further productive cooperation with you in 2023!