Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) is one of the biggest marine research institutes in Europe, with about 1,000 employees. Our main activities are research, advisory work and monitoring. IMR is a leading supplier of knowledge relating to the sustainable management of the resources in our marine ecosystems and the whole food chain from the sea to the table. Our head office is in Bergen and we have research stations in Matre, Austevoll and Flødevigen. In addition, the Research Vessel Department has ownership responsibility for the research vessels, which are important tools for collecting marine data all over the world. The IMR also has several laboratories that analyse the samples taken by its monitoring and research programmes. Through its research and advice, the IMR seeks to help society to continue exploiting the valuable assets in the sea sustainably. We are a neutral knowledge provider, and we publish our research results both nationally and internationally.The IMR is affiliated to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, which also provides around half of our funding. The other half of our funding is acquired from external research grants.