One of our primary goals is to coordinate marine environmental research in Gothenburg. We aim to be a neutral arena that can bring together scientists from different disciplines. By facilitating multidisciplinary meetings and activities we invite researchers and other marine actors to use the centre for knowledge building and transfer.
Marine environmental research at the University of Gothenburg is a productive discipline and involves research groups from many faculties. The research topic covers areas of extremely diverse orientation but is often established from an intradisciplinary perspective. We wish to bridge traditional cluster formations and include the multidisciplinary dimension in an effort to strengthen the position of the university as one of the leading academic institutes within marine research in Europe.
The Västra Götaland Region decided in 2011 to conduct an evaluation of the regional maritime strategy from 2008.
An analysis was initiated, together with Chalmers and University of Gothenburg, in September 2011. The work was presented at a conference in Gothenburg on 8 November 2012, and has been summarized in a report entitled Maritima kluster i Västra Götaland 2012. Download the report here:
In parallell, a report of strong research environments within the area of marine biotechnology were presented. Download the report (in Swedish) here:
CodS - restoration and management of cod in the Skagerrak / Kattegatt
A collaborative project between Gothenburg Centre for Marine Research, University of Gothenburg, Swedish Agricultural University, SLU, DTU Aqua and the Institute of Marine Research, Norway.
Co-funded by INTERREG IVA KASK Fund of the European Union
INTERACT - The interaction of metals and biocides with the selection of antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Strong Research Environment funded by FORMAS 2012-2016 with 25 MSEK. INTERACT is led by Joakim Larsson in collaboration with professors Dan Andersson (UU), Hans Blanck (GU) and Mats Tysklind (UmU). This spinn-off project results from activities within the graduate school in marine environmental reseach.
SPEQS - Systems Perspective on Environmental Quality Standards
A research program with the aim to develop new knowledge on Swedish environmental quality standards. Collaboration between University of Gothenburg, Uppsala universty, Luleå university of technology, Umeå university and the Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment.
NICE - Novel instruments for effectbased assessment of chemical pollution in coastal ecosystems
Collaboration project to develop NICE toolbox for effect‐based monitoring and risk assessment of realistic, complex exposure situations.
NICE is financed through the Swedish Research Council Formas as a Strong research environments project and will be ongoing until 2017.
Zorro (Zostera Restoration)
A interdisciplinary research project focusing on restoration of eelgrass beds and sustainable management of shallow coastal ecosystems. This spinn-off project results from activities within the graduate school in marine environmental reseach.
The new European Commission funding programme, Horizon 2020, will run from 2014-2020 and will integrate the European framework programme, the programme for the competitiveness of enterprises and SMEs (COSME) as well as the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
First calls are planned to be launched in January 2014.
Find more information at the European Commission website or download:
We will organise research lunches on the following themes:
- Riskidentification; assessment and management
- Diffusion mechanisms for marine- and atmospheric systems
Contact us with your ideas on interesting topics for future lunches!
Research project at the Centre for Tourism was awarded Samverkanspriset 2013. Read more (in Swedish)
We are building a marine portal, with the aim to present marine and maritime actors and collaborations in the region. Try our summary of listed (GU) researchers with marine focus or interest! GU contacts
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Welcome to a seminar on governability and aquaculture, arranged by the graduate school in marine environmental research. Read more
Mark the day in your calendar already!
The European Maritime Day 2014 will be arranged in Bremen, Germany.
The main theme of EMD2014 is innovation and maritime technology.
Read about ideas that were developed from graduate school project into transdisciplinar projects with funding from national and/or international agencies. More information
A national university collaboration which performs analyses and syntheses of marine research.
Authority with responsibilities for sustainable use and management of Swedish aquatic environments.
Network organisation that promote research and education for sustainable development.
Centre with strategic ambitions to coordinate and visualize aquaculture research.