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News archive - March

Published: 30.03.2017 - Updated: 31.03.2017

From “the welfare of the people” to scientific time series

Article in Fram Forum 2017: Time series are crucial tools for environmental monitoring. The Institute of Marine Research, in cooperation with the University of Bergen, has developed what may well be the world’s longest biological time series – a 160-year record of liver size in northeast arctic cod.

Published: 30.03.2017 - Updated: 31.03.2017

Long and important time series

Access to time series is essential when scientists are painting scenarios for the future. Time series can be divided into two types: physical or biological.

Published: 01.01.2017 - Updated: 24.03.2017
Royal tagging

King and president joined mackerel-dugnad

Since 2011, over 250,000 mackerels have been electronically tagged and released back into the sea. On Thursday King Harald of Norway and the Icelandic presidential couple sent out another three mackerels to collect data in the name of research.

Published: 22.03.2017
Research vessel Dr. Fridtjof Nansen.

Prime Minister to name new research vessel

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg will name the new Norwegian research vessel Dr. Fridtjof Nansen Friday 24 March in Oslo harbour. The vessel represents the pinnacle of Norwegian marine technology, and will play a central role in the EAF-Nansen Programme which over the last 40 years has aided coastal nations in Africa and Asia in  developing marine research and sustainable fisheries management. 
Published: 15.03.2017 - Updated: 17.03.2017

Decreased or stabilised levels of contaminants in Norwegian waters

Article in Fram Forum 2017: Twenty years of environmental surveys show that contaminant levels in open waters are slowly but surely decreasing for some groups of substances, and continuing at stable low levels for others. A recent report from the Institute of Marine Research shows lower levels in the north than in the south.