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Do you want to be a marine scientist?


Master student Elise Otnes and supervisor Raymond Bannister collect deep-sea sponges from the Uggdalsfjord. In the laboratory at Austevoll, the sponges will be subjected to simulated oil disaster.

Photo: Erlend Astad Lorentzen / Institute of Marine Research

Are you going to write a master thesis or a doctoral thesis? Contact one of our 22 research groups to learn more about the possibilities at the IMR. Perhaps we can offer you a study practice as well. 

The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) is a national institute headquartered in Bergen. We also have a department in Tromsø and research stations in Flødevigen/Arendal, Matre and Austevoll. 

You can have a background from biology or oceanography, but also other fields of science such as statistics, mathematics, computer science or meteorology. Our professional groups are diverse and consist of students, technicians, engineers and researchers. 

IMR is not an educational institution. Requests regarding bachelor's and master's theses or PhD scholarships must be made through a Norwegian university or high school.