IMR's research station in Austevoll plays a central role in the Institute’s activity on marine species in all their life stages. With more than 4500 m2 of indoor area and its extensive outdoor areas, Austevoll is one of Europe’s largest and most advanced research facilities in this field.
Since the opening in 1971 the Research Station in Matre has been the core facility for the salmonid research of the Institute of Marine Research, and of several national and international collaborators. In 2006, the Research Station has been totally modernised with new water supplies, new and better experimental facilities and new analytical laboratories. The station is situated in Matredal, 80 km north of Bergen.
Flødevigen Research Station near Arendal was founded in 1882, as a “hatchery” for cod fry. Now 125 years old, it is one of the oldest stations of its kind in Europe. The station is situated at Hisøy, near Arendal.