Institute of Marine Research (IMR)

IMR is Norway's leading oceanographic and fisheries research institution. With its staff of about 1000, three major research sites and several regional laboratories it is the 2nd largest marine research institute in Europe. IMR is a governmental research institute under the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries. IMR provides science-based advice to Norwegian authorities and informs industry and the general public. It is responsible for monitoring living marine resources including fish, marine mammals, plankton and benthos in Norwegian waters. IMR also measures extensively oceanographic properties, chemistry including pH and CO2, nutrients, and contaminants.