Browse our collection of 1773 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 autumn, 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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NIVA successfully established the merged culture collection of algae that comprises highly diverse strains from NIVA-CCA, SCCAP and the University of Oslo. All strains, which are available for sale, were added to the web shop, so feel free to browse it. We are aware of certain errors in taxonomy and designations, which will be corrected soon. Our new website is coming this autumn.