Marine research in developing countries

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Bernardino and Kjell ready for a cruise with RV Dr. Fridtjof Nansen.

The research group is developing competence, capacity and systems for marine research in countries that are in a developing phase. We provide knowledge about fish stocks, the marine environment and the state in tropical ecosystems in close cooperation with authorities and professionals in a number of countries in Africa and Asia. The main goal is to establish knowledge as a basis for good management.

In the group we have six scientists, six technicians/engineers and four advisers who all have the core competence in transferring knowledge and methods for management related science to developing countries. 

The main tool in our work is the research vessel Dr. Fridtjof Nansen. This brand-new vessel carries out surveys in developing countries following plans made by FAO and IMR. The surveys are performed as ecosystem surveys with a main focus on assessing fish stocks. 

We also do bilateral projects with several countries in Africa, Central America and Asia. 

RV Dr. Fridtjof Nansen - Cape Town