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Ocean Observatory: The missing cable has been found

26.11.2021

On Thursday afternoon, the research vessel G.O. Sars found cable that was missing from Lofoten-Vesterålen sea observatory (LoVe).

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Ocean Observatory temporarily out of service

05.11.2021

The Lofoten–Vesterålen Ocean Observatory (LoVe) is currently out of service. This is due to extensive damage to the outer circuit of the observatory, and it will take time for the full system to return to normal operations.

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COP26: Scientists call for ocean-based action to tackle the climate crisis

03.11.2021

Scientists call for ocean-based action to tackle the climate crisis.

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Satellite-tagged bluefin tuna swam 15,000 kilometres in a year

11.10.2021

…and ended up at the same spot, at the same time where the scientists had tagged it the previous year.

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After being trapped in Norway by the pandemic, Dr. Fridtjof Nansen is once again heading out into the world

08.10.2021

The research vessel has been in Norway since March 2020. Now it is returning to Africa – with five first-time crew on board.

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Researchers met a leatherback sea turtle at the Norwegian coast

04.10.2021

Watch their unique footage of the rare encounter

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Lobster Trap Live: Watch our stream from the seafloor

01.10.2021

Until October 13, you can follow our videostream live from the seafloor off the Skagerrak coast in southern Norway.

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Matre: 50 years of solving some of the most significant challenges in aquaculture

30.09.2021

The key to its success is fresh water from the Matre mountains.

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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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Humpback whales make a strong “comeback” in the Antarctic – after decades of protection

30.08.2021

Humpback whales are once again abundant in their summer grazing grounds in the western Southern Ocean. 

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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.