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Successful transfer of an ocean model to China

07.09.2021

The Yellow Sea Model which is based on the Institute of Marine Research's coastal current model is now producing important results for Chinese aquaculture in the Yellow Sea. 

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Sixty years of Norwegian–Russian marine research cooperation

06.09.2021

The Soviet research vessel Sevastopol arrived in Bergen on 16 February 1958. On board were eight scholars who were to resume the marine research cooperation that Norway and Russia had established before the Russian Revolution of 1917. Half a year later, Norwegian marine scientists returned the favour by visiting Murmansk.

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Lower mercury concentrations in Greenland halibut

02.09.2021

Reduced emissions to air and water have contributed to a significant decrease in Greenland halibut mercury concentrations from the Norwegian Sea.

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The world’s most comprehensive ecosystem research cruise is underway

25.08.2021

First published in Norwegian in Nordnorsk debatt: On Wednesday 18 August, «Johan Hjort» left Kirkenes to start the first leg of the 17th annual ecosystem research cruise (eco cruise) in the Barents Sea.

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Sustainable aquatic foods can play a critical role in global food security and nutrition

29.07.2021

Fish as a source of important micronutrients deserves increased attention in discussions on food and nutrition policy.

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Going global: Researchers aim to collect and organize data on plastic pollution from around the world

23.06.2021

Plastic pollution readily crosses boundaries between countries and ecosystems. Research and monitoring also requires a holistic approach and a global perspective, argues initiator Michael Bank.

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The scientists explain: why all the fuss about iodine?

16.06.2021

Nutritionists often say that young women in Norway consume too little iodine. Why? And what has it got to do with the sea?

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Hear humpback whales singing outside Lofoten

10.06.2021

New evidence that humpbacks sing outside of their tropical breeding grounds. 

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IMR explains: Mercury

02.06.2021

In our new series "Seafood for land crabs", you will get to know your dinner better! We take a closer look at what useful and important nutrients you should get through your diet, how they work and why you need them. We also look at the less pleasant substances, the ones that we should not get too much of.  

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New methods for feed control in a circular economy

31.05.2021

Insect farming for fish-feed production offers interesting opportunities in aquaculture, but it also raises new challenges for food and feed safety testing. Researchers have now developed and tested new methods for detecting and tracing prohibited ingredients in insect meal.

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How healthy is the food of the future?

28.05.2021

New marine resources such as mesopelagic fish may play a larger role in future food systems. Researchers are now studying what this could mean for our health.

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IMR scientists discover a missing shipwreck from 1913

28.05.2021

IMR researchers have found a wreck off Bodø that they assume must be DS Malmberget. After 108 years, we may be close to solving the mystery of this ship, which disappeared in a storm with 43 people on board. 

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About the Institute of Marine Research

The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) is one of the biggest marine research institutes in Europe, with about 1,100 employees. Our main activities are research, advisory work and monitoring.