CREATE will focus research and development within the following three main research pillars and integrate knowledge between them:
Equipment and constructions The physical equipment used to farm fish.
Operation and handling The process of executing and carrying out operations necessary to farm fish.
Farming intelligence Control of the total process of farming by understanding the integrated use of equipment and the process of operations and combining this with knowledge of biological issues and the physical environment.
SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture are the host institution for the centre. The centre was established spring 2007 and is sponsored by The Research Council of Norway with NOK 80 million over eight years.