The Institute of Marine Research provides advice relating to the whole marine food chain from the sea to our tables. We act as advisers to the management authorities, the Ministry and other stakeholders. As well as research, we also have extensive monitoring programmes that help us to provide the advice that is requested of us.
We have specialists in fields ranging from coastal areas and fjords to the wide oceans, and from small plankton through benthic fauna and fish stocks to the largest sea mammals. Other important fields include aquaculture, safe and healthy seafood and climate change.