Active projects



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.



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.

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Fishery Forum

The Norwegian Fishery Forum for Development Cooperation is an informal forum for cooperation between Norwegian institutions involved in or with interests in projects with assistance to the fishery sector in developing countries. The Fishery Forum was established by Norad in 2003 and is headed by a group of representatives from some of the institutions involved.


ICES Working Group on the Integrated Assessments of the Barents Sea (WGIBAR)

WGIBAR conducts and develops integrated ecosystem assessments for the Barents Sea as part of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management.



We have changed our name! We are now the Integrated Marine Biosphere Research project (IMBeR), and we have a new logo to reflect this. The three waves represent the link between the open ocean and the land, while the encompassing circle depicts humans who impact but are also impacted by the ocean.



MAREANO maps depth and topography, sediment composition, contaminants, biotopes and habitats in Norwegian waters. The results of the surveys are available on this website, visualised through maps. A number of our partners also supply data and maps from their own studies.



NorArgo2 is an observation system for the northern seas that consists of oceanographic battery powered floats, Argo floats.


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.


The Norwegian Fish Nutrition Seminar

The Norwegian Fish Nutrition Seminar is a biennial event and is an arena for communicating recent advances in fish nutrition research and facilitate dialogue between stakeholders in science and practice of fish nutrition in Norway.



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.