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Environmental responses to organic and inorganic effluents from fin-fish Aquaculture (ERA). 

This strategic initiative (SI) address the potential impact of organic and inorganic effluents from large fish farms on coastal ecosystems. 


Sustainable multi-species harvest from the Norwegian Sea and adjacent ecosystems

The project is at the core of production of knowledge-based advice for sustainable harvest and ecosystem-based management of living marine resources.

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SUSTAINable AQUAculture in the North: identifying thresholds, indicators and tools for future growth.



This project aims to disentangle the roles of fishing-induced evolution and phenotypic plasticity in relation to effects of density dependence and climate in determining phenotypic changes and population dynamics in pelagic planktivores.



CRISP is a centre for research-based innovation established to develop smarter technologies to meet future challenges for a sustainable and economically viable fishing industry.

Dr. Fridtjof Nansen

New Dr. Fridtjof Nansen

The Norwegian government decided in September of 2012 to fund construction of a new research vessel. The vessel was ready in 2016.



The ecosystem in the Norwegian Sea has been under constant change during the last decades. Ecologically and commercially important pelagic fish stocks; Norwegian Spring Spawning herring, North East Atlantic mackerel, and blue whiting, have all had their turn in being the most abundant pelagic species, however, the exact nature of the interspecific interactions between these species is still poorly understood.


RV Kronprins Haakon

RV "Kronprins Haakon" will have a cruising speed of 15 knots and be capable of breaking through ice up to one metre thick. The Kronprins Haakon has been built to operate in challenging ice conditions, which means it can go further north and south than any other Norwegian research vessel. It is equipped with the very latest high-tech equipment, enabling us to perform more complex studies.



Integrated Marine Biosphere Research (IMBeR) is a core project of the Scientific Committee for Oceanic Research (SCOR) and Future Earth, with a focus on research at and across the boundaries of natural and social sciences. 


Norwegian Ocean Observation Laboratory

The Norwegian Ocean Observation Laboratory (OCEANLAB / HAVLAB) is a national multi-infrastructure involving a number of marine research, subsea and sub-seafloor technologies.



Reduced Uncertainty in Stock Assessments (REDUS) is new research project based at the Institute of Marine Research in Norway.

REDUS aims to reduced  the uncertainty in stock assessment and advice for our most important fish stocks.