Research & Development
The mandate of NCMM includes the initiation and performance of research in maritime medicine. This applies to curative medicine, occupational health and working environment, human factors and health promotion.
Despite the fact that Norway plays a major role in international seafaring and shipping, research in Norwegian within maritime medicine has so far been scanty.
NCMM is trying to establish important research projects, but the funding is a problem. The maritime industry has no tradition for funding research in maritime medicine, and the governmental fundings are primarily directed to research within basic medical sciences.
NCMM is constantly trying to make the stakeholders understand the importance of research in applied maritime medicine and epidemiology.