Welcome to the Institute of Marine Research
Our work is focused on biological data collection of fish and shellfish, population and ecosystem analysis, and scientific advice as a basis for management decisions, both nationally and internationally. We work in all Swedish sea areas, both in coastal waters and the open sea.
The scientific work is based largely on cooperation within the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), the European Commission expert groups and with Universities and research institutes in Sweden and elsewhere in Europe.
A great part of the data collection, analysis and counseling is conducted at the Institute of Marine Research is regulated in the EU Data Collection Regulation (EC No 199/2008) and partly financed by the EU.
Another important part of our work is to scientifically evaluate if management regulations have had the desired effect or if there is a need for changes to achieve the objectives.