About us

The Norwegian Culture Collection of Algae, NORCCA, is the largest algal culture collection in the Nordic countries and maintains and distributes more than 2000 strains of cyanobacteria, microalgae and macroalgae. It is owned and maintained by the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) and the University of Oslo (UIO) in collaboration. It is localised at NIVA, Oslo in Forskningsparken and at UiO, Department of Biosciences at Blindern campus. NORCCA is a part of the European infrastructure EMBRC and the Norwegian national infrastructure EMBRC-Norway.