Marine Science in Bergen
Bergen is a hotspot for marine science. It is uniquely situated geographically on the coast of western Norway. Researchers have quick and easy access to a number of different coastal environments from coastal to oceanic, virtually at their doorstep. As a result there is a dynamic, multi-faceted marine research community with local, regional, national and international dimensions. Government at all levels has supported basic research activity as well as actively encouraging research collaboration with industry.
In addition to the large common laboratory facilities at UiB and the Marine Research Station, researchers at BIO collaborate closely with other researchers in other departments at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
BIO researchers have close ties to three of UiB's four national Centres of research Excellence and the newly established Centre for Research-based Innovation.
The following is a list of some of the major research centres in the Bergen region. BIO researchers collaborate actively with researchers at many of these centres.
- Unifob AS
- the Norwegian School for Economics and Business Administration
- Bergen University College
- the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research
- Haukeland University Hospital
- Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
- Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI)
- Christian Michelsen Research AS (CMR)
- NIFES National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research
- Nofima - a research institute within the areas of food and aquaculture
- Bergen Marine Research Cluster
- Industrial Lab in Aquaculture
FUGE Functional genomics platforms
- PROBE Proteomic Unit, UiB
- The Norwegian Molecular Imaging Consortium (NorMIC)
- The FUGE Bioinformatics Platform
- The Norwegian Microarray Consortium (NMC)