Institute of Marine Research (IMR)

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Public Research Institution, Norway

IMR undertakes research on marine resources, the marine environment and aquaculture. The principal objective of IMR is to provide scientific advice to the authorities, industry and society as a whole. Its duties are to monitor and carry out research on life, the environment and interactions among living organisms in coastal waters and the ocean. The work of the Institute is primarily concentrated on the ecosystems of the Barents Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the North Sea, and the Norwegian coastal zone. IMR is the largest marine research institution in Norway, and in many of its areas of research it plays a leading role at international level