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Survey: Fisheries and aquaculture perceived as Norway's most sustainable industry

22.09.2020

When asked about which industry is the most sustainable, 29 percent of Norwegians answer fishing and fish farming. Only half as many answer oil and gas.

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LoVe ocean observatory fully operational

25.08.2020

New technology makes it possible to follow life at depths of up to 1,500 metres live over the Internet.

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Deep insight into the oceans off Vesterålen

25.08.2020

Creates new opportunities for both the fishing and technology industries. 

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Norwegian rod-and-reel fishery for Atlantic bluefin tuna is underway

18.08.2020

24 selected small boats are scanning the Norwegian coast for the world's largest tuna. The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) obtains unique information from this “citizen science” project.

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Artificial intelligence is becoming important to marine research

12.08.2020

“Facial recognition” of fish is one way that artificial intelligence is already used in marine research. But there are many other possible applications.

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Clean energy can't come at the expense of the ocean – and it doesn't have to

27.07.2020

As clean energy expands, demand for metals and rare earth elements is growing along with it. Developing the wind turbines, solar panels and batteries that will power our low-carbon future requires cobalt, nickel, zinc, copper, silver, gold, lithium and more.

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Studying the environmental impacts on a little known habitat

15.07.2020

It is found all over the world, and it is abundant along the Norwegian coast, but you’ve probably never heard of it. Now researchers are studying how aquaculture affects maerl beds in northern Norway.

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The mackerel cruise can be followed online

03.07.2020

Six vessels will cover ten times Norway's area in search of the mackerel. This year you can follow them live on the map.

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Protected areas for lobsters increase claw size

18.06.2020

Lobsters in protected areas have bigger claws than lobsters in areas where they are fished, according to a new study. 

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Why the fjords turn green

02.06.2020

Hardangerfjorden has developed a clear green tint, prominent enought to be observed from space. The reason is microscopic.

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Wild salmon’s wild journey in the ocean

26.05.2020

Last spring Atlantic salmon were tagged with satellite tags in Southern Norway. Now they have phoned home. 

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The “refrigerator effect” of the Barents Sea is weakening

25.05.2020

The water entering the Barents Sea is not as cooled down as it used to. This has a large effect of the climate in the area and may lead to fish and other marine life migrating. 

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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.