Strategy 2023–2030

Marine research

Marine research is one of the three main areas of research at the University of Bergen, along with climate and energy transition and global challenges.

Student doing research in the ocean
Eivind Senneset

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Fisheries, aquaculture and marine products currently account for 10 billion Euro each year. By 2050, this number will have risen to 60 billion Euro. Western Norway accounts for 56 per cent of all Norwegian research and education in the marine sciences.

The marine tradition at the University of Bergen (UiB) stretches back to the nineteenth century and the oceanographic research carried out at what was then called Bergen Museum, and which today is known as the University Museum of Bergen.

Today UiB is Norway’s largest marine university, with research and education of a high international standard and several world leading research environments. Bergen is the thirteenth largest marine research city in the world, if measured by scientific publications. In 2014, UiB’s marine research was evaluated by an international panel of experts.

UiB is a partner in the Bergen marine research cluster, a collaboration between the major marine research environments along with partners from the marine industries. The cluster aims to create a collaboration that will increase the international impact of the research conducted in Bergen.

The interdisciplinary approach of UiB and the marine cluster, coupled with state of the art marine technology and future-proof education, makes this the all-time largest commitment to research in Bergen.