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01. January 15
31. December 18
Published: 29.01.2016 - Updated: 09.09.2016
Mycale i Korallen


Fate of cold-water coral reefs – identifying drivers of ecosystem change (FATE).

Rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere and the resulting ocean acidification and warming will have direct consequences for marine calcifying organisms, as well as for organisms interrelated to the calcifying ones through complex biological networking processes. Cold-water coral ecosystems are predicted to be strongly affected in the long-term. These reefs deserve special attention, as they are hotspots of biodiversity and productivity.

01. June 12
01. June 17
Published: 03.01.2013 - Updated: 04.01.2013


The main objective of NorArgo is an ocean observation system for the Nordic Seas, with autonomous profiling floats, that delivers high-quality in-situ data, in near-real time, and at any time, as a part of a worldwide monitoring program.

01. October 15
Published: 15.10.2015 - Updated: 29.09.2016


An open source approach to acoustic and swept area survey calculations.

01. September 10
01. September 15
Published: 03.09.2010
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”Adaptive management of living marine resources by integrating different data sources and key ecological processes (ADMAR): A joint effort by IMR and CEES”

01. June 10
30. April 13
Published: 24.06.2010 - Updated: 09.08.2010
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The objective of the BarEcoRe project is to evaluate the effects of global environmental change on the future structure and resilience of the Barents Sea ecosystem. This will be studied by investigating the effects of past changes in climate and fisheries on the Barents Sea ecosystem, by developing indicators of ecosystem resilience, diversity and structure, and by forecasting the possible future states of the Barents Sea ecosystem under particular environmental and fisheries scenarios.

15. August 11
31. December 14
Published: 03.01.2012


Collective behaviour of penned herring (CollPen): Observing the collective behaviour and investigating the effect of various sound stimuli. The primary objective of this project is to understand the interaction between direct stimuli and information transfer between individuals in schooling fish and to understand how this affects the collective behaviour, with special emphasis on noise induced behaviour.

01. January 10
31. December 14
Published: 07.12.2010
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Effects of climate change on the Calanus complex (ECCO)

Project summary: Understanding and being able to quantify dynamics of the Calanus species complex are crucial for producing realistic forecasts of the climate change effects on the north-east Atlantic ecosystem, including fish stocks.

01. January 10
31. December 10
Published: 05.02.2010 - Updated: 08.02.2010
Simrad MS70

Integrating acoustic observations with Individual Based Models

The goal of the project is to investigate how we can combine acoustic observations with advanced behavioural models. By simulating the acoustic signal from the behavioural models will we investigate how the acoustic signal is affected by changes in behaviour, and whether it is possible to reconstruct the behaviour through the acoustic signal. In the cases that are possible, acoustic observations can be used to validate the theoretical models, while at the same time (in situ) correction factors may be established.

01. February 09
01. February 13
Published: 20.09.2010


LIFECYCLE is a large collaborative research project funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme. The project is funded within one of the major themes of the Cooperation part of the 7FP; Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology. The major aims of projects in this theme are to build a European Knowledge Based Bio-Economy (KBBE). In order to do so, focus is placed on areas where current knowledge is lacking and where research has to be carried out on a multinational scale for it to be really effective. One such area (or topic) identified was "Essential biological functions related to the most relevant stages of aquaculture fish life-history",

01. January 10
31. December 13
Published: 23.05.2012 - Updated: 30.05.2012


The main objective for this project is to enable the institute to host a wide suite of marine data, and to make them readily available to researchers and other users. As a first step, a general infrastructure is developed and applied for our field operations. This is a part of IMR’s contribution to the upcoming national marine data centre (NMDC).

01. January 10
31. December 11
Published: 07.12.2010
Cod eggs

Effects of global warming and UV radiation on the nutritional quality of the marine foodbase

Project summaryWith the current focus on ecosystem-based approaches to the managment of marine resources establishing the effects of various environmental variables on the flow of ...
01. January 10
31. December 10
Published: 07.12.2010

Changes in the Calanus complex

Changes in the Calanus complex on both sides of the Atlantic and its possible impact on fish populations

01. March 11
01. February 15
Published: 04.01.2013 - Updated: 08.01.2013


AQUAEXCEL aims to integrate key aquaculture research infrastructures across Europe, in order to promote their coordinated use and development.