On 24th of May 2019 in the Palais du Luxembourg in Paris, François Houllier, Managing Director of the French Research Institute for the Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer) and Sissel Rogne, Managing Director of Institute of Marine Research (IMR) sign the renewal of a "Memorandum of understanding" which will govern and facilitate the scientific cooperation between the two institutes.
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”.
At the conference on the oceans in Bergen, marine scientists from all over the world will sit down together. The Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg believes that it is high time to turn words into actions to ensure that our oceans remain pure and rich.
Anne Hege Straume’s day-to-day work consists of editing the genome of salmon eggs. She and the other postdocs at the Institute of Marine Research are now getting ready to act as eyes and ears during the upcoming ocean conference in Bergen this autumn.
Opinion in Washington Post 23.10.18: PERTH, Australia – Over the last few years, an intense, marine heatwave has decimated Northern California’s kelp forests by helping trigger an explosive growth of the purple sea urchin.
On 20-21 November the world’s leading marine scientists will meet in Bergen. The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) is hosting the conference, which was launched by Erna Solberg at the G7 meeting in the summer.
Institute for Marine Research (IMR) is, on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, responsible for a science conference to share new knowledge and suggest action points for the High-level Panel and G7 countries.