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Centre for coastal research

About: The Centre for Coastal Research (CCR) is an international and interdisciplinary academic institution. The CCR is to undertake interdisciplinary research on the effects of human and environmental forcing on coastal living resources. The centre is focusing largely on the ecology and evolution of the biota into the marine coastal zone within a broad societal context.

Vision: The research activities of the Centre for Coastal Research (CCR) are primarily, albeit not exclusively, focused on the Skagerrak and neighbouring marine waters, most of which are surrounded by a major fraction of the Scandinavian population. This focus is further emphasized by the fact that these seas provide a unique ‘natural laboratory’ to assess the effects of human and environmental impact on coastal living resources.

Although the centre fosters primarily long-term, basic (discovery-oriented) research, applied and innovative activities and programmes are encouraged.

Mission: The Centre for Coastal Research (CCR) is an international and interdisciplinary academic institution. The CCR’s research focuses on the ecology and evolution of the biota in the marine coastal zone within a broad societal context. Through its research and educational activities, the Centre plays a fundamentally integral role in bridging gaps among scientific disciplines, geographical boarders and the societies that depend on coastal resources, many of which are of exceptional national, cultural, and economic significance. The Centre’s mission will be realised by:

•       addressing local, national, regional and international issues from an interdisciplinary perspective;

•       implementing field-based, experimental and retrospective analytical approaches to the study of coastal ecosystems including land-ocean interactions;

•       providing opportunities for bachelor-level, undergraduate students to participate in research projects;

•       training top-level Masters, PhD and post-doctoral investigators; and

•       providing state-of-the-art field and laboratory equipment and analytical facilities to resident and visiting scientists.

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+47 92 40 96 67

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