Marine life

Species on the move

The northwards migration of fish species due to climate change is four times as fast as the United Nations climate panel has estimated. The omnivorous cod is a climate champion and outcompetes arctic species.

Last changed: 23. February 2018

Want better control with fishing tourism

A new regulatory framework will lead to increased control and management of the fishing tourism industry.

Last changed: 23. February 2018

Invasive species

Once a foreign species establishes itself in Norwegian waters, it is virtually impossible to get rid of again.

Last changed: 18. December 2017

Sharing data from unique science survey

Some 100 scientists and technicians involved with a collaborative research expedition on the RV Lance in 2015 are now working on their findings at Norwegian and foreign institutes.

Last changed: 26. August 2016

The future of the seas

Many questions concerning the impact of pollution, acidification and climate change on the world’s oceans remain unanswered. Much research is need to understand the collective and individual impact of different human activities on the marine environment.

Last changed: 24. August 2016

Seabirds

There is a wealth of bird species in Norwegian waters, ranging from the small dovekie to the great black-backed gull and the plunge diver the northern gannet. Some breed in bird cliffs, while others use Norway as their winter habitat.

Last changed: 21. January 2016

Algae – Part of the Mariculture of the Future

Natural resources are lying in wait along the entire Norwegian coast, but the use of algae for animal feed, fertilizers, and pharmaceuticals is still in the research phase in Norway.

Last changed: 21. January 2016

Better Fishing through Research

By improving on today’s fishing gear, the research collaboration CRISP seeks to make fisheries more sustainable.

Last changed: 20. January 2016

The ice edge – a vulnerable place with lots of life

As the ice melts and moves northwards in the Arctic spring, a productive band teeming with life is created in an otherwise nutrient-poor sea.

Last changed: 07. July 2014

Research funding in the High North

Taking a look at what research that funding can be applied for in the area covered by BarentsWatch.

Last changed: 16. September 2013