Lifeboat-manufacturer Norsafe and The Norwegian Institute for Water Research are new members of GCE NODE.

Norsafe is the global market leader in marine life-saving systems for the merchant and offshore markets. Norsafe has grown rapidly over the past 25 years – from a small Norwegian company to a multinational group with worldwide presence.

Norsafe’s strategy is to design and develop high quality products in consulting with wide groups including customers, equipment end users and regulatory authorities. Norsafe was the first European lifeboat manufacturer to invest in full production facilities in China. Norsafe also have a full production unit in Greece and an advanced davit manufacturing site in the west of Norway. These production opportunities allow Norsafe to lower overall costs for our customers, while still maintaining our stringent quality control.

The Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) is Norway’s leading institute for basic and applied research on marine and freshwaters. The institute’s research comprises a wide array of environmental, climatic and resource-related fields. NIVA’s world-class expertise is multidisciplinary with a broad scientific scope. We combine research, monitoring, evaluation, problem-solving and advisory services at international, national and local levels.