In November last year, 150 ocean experts from over 150 countries met to discuss critical science-based actions in response to the problems facing the oceans. Tuesday Sissel Rogne, Managing Director of the Institute of Marine Research (IMR), submitted their report to Prime Minister Erna Solberg.
Today marks the 150-year anniversary of the birth of Johan Hjort. He was the inaugural director of the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research. A Hjort symposium will be held in June to create a new mindset within marine research.
It has been a mystery why deep-sea fish contain so much mercury in fjords without any known sources of mercury pollution. In fact, fish in a clean fjord like Sognefjorden contain more mercury than fish around the polluted submarine wreck at Fedje. Can it be the fjord itself that is to blame?
Development of a new catch monitoring probe will provide a means of monitoring fish welfare and quality early in the capture process in purse seines, as well as providing a simplified and cost-effective method for species and size identification.
How can you get world-leading experts to provide specific recommendations on how to ensure that the oceans remain clean and productive for the future? By breaking down barriers between fields and by having good “table secretaries”.
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.