Research from ocean to plate

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Prime Minister Solberg spoke to the marine experts

20.11.2018

Prime Minister Erna Solberg addressed 160 of the world’s leading ocean experts.

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"We must act now to protect our oceans for the future"

06.11.2018

At the conference on the oceans in Bergen, marine scientists from all over the world will sit down together. The Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg believes that it is high time to turn words into actions to ensure that our oceans remain pure and rich.

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Have analysed contaminants in "new" fish

02.11.2018

The deep oceans are home to large unexploited fish resources. Now scientists have studied toxic levels in some important species.

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Swapping waders for business attire

30.10.2018

Anne Hege Straume’s day-to-day work consists of editing the genome of salmon eggs. She and the other postdocs at the Institute of Marine Research are now getting ready to act as eyes and ears during the upcoming ocean conference in Bergen this autumn.

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Part of our ocean is dying

25.10.2018

Opinion in Washington Post 23.10.18: PERTH, Australia – Over the last few years, an intense, marine heatwave has decimated Northern California’s kelp forests by helping trigger an explosive growth of the purple sea urchin.

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One month to go until the government's marine science conference in Bergen

23.10.2018

On 20-21 November the world’s leading marine scientists will meet in Bergen. The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) is hosting the conference, which was launched by Erna Solberg at the G7 meeting in the summer.

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Conference: Science for Ocean Actions

22.10.2018

Institute for Marine Research (IMR) is, on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, responsible for a science conference to share new knowledge and suggest action points for the High-level Panel and G7 countries. 

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Follow whales on their migration

16.10.2018

The humpback whales have started their migration, but where are they going? You can follow their journey live here.

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Delousing agent kept juvenile lobsters from finding shelter

03.10.2018

Juvenile lobsters fed with realistic quantities of teflubenzuron developed stiff joints and were unable to find shelter.

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Helmet jellyfish is a rare guest in the north

25.09.2018

Sometimes rare species appear on our research cruises. This time there was a helmet jellyfish that gathered the scientific staff in the laboratory.

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Checking the state of all life in the Barents Sea

21.09.2018

Fish, birds, whales, sea cucumbers, plankton, radioactivity and microplastics: Step aboard the research vessel G.O. Sars for the 15th ecosystem survey of the Barents Sea.

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Oceans Opportunities Meeting

21.09.2018

To continue the strong collaborative relationship with Europe and discuss the future of marine research, IMR invites you to meet a selected group of our senior scientists and research directors at Norway House, Rue Archimède 17 in Brussels on October 17th 2018 at 0900-1300. 

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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 1,000 employees. Our main activities are research, advisory work and monitoring.

In January 2018, the IMR was merged with NIFES – the National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research. IMR is a leading supplier of knowledge relating to the sustainable management of the resources in our marine ecosystems and the whole food chain from the sea to the table.