The SeaSalar project was officially launched 1 August 2018. We had a kick-off meeting with enthusiastic project planning and discussion of ideas in Bergen in the end of August.
Project participants at kick-off meeting in Bergen August 2018. Photo: Audun H. Rikardsen
Studying Atlantic salmon in the ocean is challenging because it is difficult to provide the technology and infrastructure necessary to follow and monitor salmon over large ocean areas.
An important part of the SeaSalar project is to establish a long-term collaboration between several institutions and universities and to utilise existing data and activities. New studies will also be initiated.
The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) is the lead institution, with the Institute of Marne Research (IMR) and UiT The Arctic University of Norway as main partners. NORCE Norwegian Research Centre and Rådgivende Biologer are other Norwegian partners.
International partners in the projects are from Canada, England, Ireland and Scotland (CEFAS, Dalhousie University, Marine Scotland, Swansea University, University College Cork, University College Dublin, University of the Highlands and Islands and University of Waterloo).
Eva B. Thorstad, NINA, project leader.
Vidar Wennevik, IMR
Audun Rikardsen, UiT