Research from ocean to plate

Ocean Opportunities-banner.JPG

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. 

grøngylt ansikt.jpg

Tries to use facial recognition technology on fish

05.09.2018

Maybe you think that a fish is just a fish? You’re wrong. Fish are also unique individuals with different traits, and now researchers at the Institute of Marine Research want to use facial recognition technology to distinguish between them.

 

Photo-2018-08-24-10-39-45_0224.JPG

Satellite tagging 20 bluefin tuna: The search is on

27.08.2018

“This is the tagging boat. Team 13 have observed bluefin tuna at the surface.”

Plasthval 1971 hovedbilde av Åsmund Bjordal.jpg
story

The “plastic whale” from 1971

23.08.2018

46 years before a whale with its stomach full of plastic famously stranded in Norway, marine scientists found plastic in the stomach of a whale off Canada. We know this thanks to a newly discovered report.

itameren_kamplea_1184_MW_crop.jpg

A Baltic sea fish named after IMR-researcher

12.07.2018

A new flatfish in the Baltic Sea, the “Baltic flounder”, has received the Latin name Platichthys solemdali after the late Norwegian scientist Per Solemdal. Genetic studies in 2017 confirmed that this flounder was a new species of fish.

HI-040243.jpg

Flying an echo-sounder to the fish school with a drone

12.07.2018

The principle is simple: A multi-jet drone flies over a herring school and "dips" a scientific echo-sounder from a 9 meter long cable into the school. The echo-sounder sends data about the fish school back to the vessel in real time. The data can be used to improve the estimation of school size, before it is captured or during capture while it is still legal to release unwanted catches.

G:\sissel_rogne\2018\juli\sisselkongsberg.jpg

Norwegian collaboration on plastic mapping

05.07.2018

A broad alliance on plastic pollution has been entered at Kongsberg this summer. Shipowner Torvald Klaveness, KONGSBERG, the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association and the Institute of Marine Research will develop a mapping concept for plastic in the oceans.

blaalange

Blue ling from the sea and fjord were not related

31.05.2018

While the blue ling is endangered, fishers report of lots of blue ling in some fjords. New DNA tests show that the sea and fjords may in fact be home to several distinct populations.

microplastic van der Meeren english 3.jpeg

Microplastics found amongst fish eggs in remote fjord in northern Norway

25.04.2018

When researcher Terje van der Meeren was quantifying fish eggs in the Repparfjord in the very north of Norway, there were microplastics in around 25% of the samples that he collected from the fjord.

HI-036222 Monika Sæle.jpg

10 things you didn't know about the oceans

23.04.2018

How much water is there in the oceans? And where is the oldest water on the planet? Marine scientist Svein Sundby has the answers.

babyhode shutterstock.jpg

European researchers demand immediate action on iodine deficiency

18.04.2018

Iodine researchers from 27 European countries are demanding immediate action to tackle iodine deficiency in European children. With half of all newborns at risk of impaired brain development, the experts are taking a joint stand and signing a call for action.

ES3_2471.jpg

Found heavy metal in crab products sold in grocery stores

09.04.2018

Crab pâté, stuffed crab and other mixed crab meat products contain high levels of the heavy metal cadmium. That is the conclusion after analysing various crab products sold in grocery stores.

 

Social Media and newsletter

Antarktis020208nr3278.jpg

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.