The Centre for Coastal Research (CCR) is an international and interdisciplinary academic institution hosted by the University of Agder. CCR focuses on the ecology and evolution of the biota in the marine coastal zone within a broad societal context.
Within Norway, CCR collaborates with:
The University of Oslo
The Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
The Norwegian Institute of Water Research (NIVA)
The regional county and its municipalities
The overall goal of CCR is to represent a platform for:
Strengthening the quality of education at UiA
Performing basic curiosity-driven science on marine biology in Coastal Skagerrak, also to support priorities within the collaborating institutions.
The research activities of CCR are primarily, albeit not exclusively, focused on the Skagerrak and neighboring marine waters, most of which are surrounded by a major fraction of the Scandinavian population. 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, discovery-oriented research, applied and innovative activities and programmes are encouraged.
Nils Chr. Stenseth, UiA/UiO/CEES, Chairman CCR
Halvor Knutsen, IMR/UiA, Head of CCR
Kerry Stephen Seiler, UiA
Michael R. Hansen, UiA
Jan Atle Knutsen, IMR
Christopher Harman, NIVA
Lars Kullerud, GRID Arendal/University of the Arctic