Norwegian Institute of Marine Research
The Institute of Marine Research (Havforskningsinstituttet) is one of the biggest marine research institutes in Europe, with about 1,000 employees. Our main activities are research, advisory work and monitoring. 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 publicise our research results both in Norway and internationally. The IMR is affiliated to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, which also provides around half of our funding. The rest of our funding comes from external research grants.