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IMR Austevoll
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The Research Station is designed to do both small and large-scale studies on present and future aquaculture species. The facilities are also excellent for studies on wild fish species, including climate-change studies and pollution related experiments.
Institute of Marine Research
Austevoll Research Station, 5392 Storebø, Norway
60.08637619018555
5.262107849121094
Norway
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 square metres of indoor area and its extensive outdoor areas, Austevoll is one of Europe’s largest and most advanced research facilities in this field. The station’s wide range of facilities ashore and in the sea for keeping fish and shellfish throughout their life cycle provide a unique basis for experimental studies of all life stages, sizes and qualities. The station was opened in 1978, and in the course of its almost 30 years of existence, it has been a central resource for both industry and the authorities. A number of ground-breaking results in research have earned the station widespread international recognition for its work on marine species. Formerly a driving force in the development of extensive and semi-intensive production methods, it has shifted its focus to the optimisation of intensive methods. Central aspects of the work of the station today include basic studies of fish welfare and the ecological effects of aquaculture.
Anders Mangor-Jensen ,Birgitta Norberg, Tore Kristiansen, Howard Browman, Anne berit Skiftesvik, Ingegjerd Opstad, Ørjan Karlsen, Torstein Harboe, Gro van der Meeren, Terje van der Meeren
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Species held at facilitywrasses, haddock, cod, Crustaceans, Green Algae, Red Algae, halibut, Scallops, Mussels
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