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2018
13 JUN

Baltic Sea a model for the consequences of climate change

The Baltic Sea is one of the world’s most affected and most intensely studied marine areas and can therefore be used as an example of what’s in store elsewhere in the world...

Climate change Marine research
01 JUN

Currents propel the spreading of invasive species

Based on the first comprehensive data collection on the occurrence of the invasive jellyfish, Mnemiopsis leidyi , in Europe, scientists now show that ocean currents play...

Marine research
14 MAY

Climate research boosted with a new European super satellite

Researchers at DTU are conducting comprehensive climate, environmental, and marine research using data from ESA’s Sentinel satellites. With a new launch, a large part of...

Marine research Ice research Mapping and surveying Satelittes Space research
02 FEB

Improving researchers’ access to the Arctic

DTU is part of a new Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium, which will provide researchers with improved access to investigate the Arctic

Marine research Polar research
09 JAN

How is the sea affected by climate change?

Sea animals and plants absorb massive quantities of CO 2 from the atmosphere and thus serve as a buffer against global warming. But will this change in line with the oceans...

Marine research Climate change
2017
17 NOV

Fast reproduction to sustain invasion success: Why do some species become invasive...

The number of non-native species which are recorded in new habitats outside their natural range is steadily increasing. Though thousands of species are daily transported...

Marine research Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks
29 SEP

Centre for Ocean Life extended until 2022

The Centre for Ocean Life at DTU Aqua has received DKK 15 million from VILLUM FONDEN to continue its work for another five years

Marine research Climate change Fisheries and fish stocks
08 MAY

Overview of PhD projects at DTU Aqua

The publication “PhD projects at DTU Aqua” presents DTU Aquas PhD students and their projects

Marine research Ecosystems Polar research Fisheries and fish stocks Aquaculture
21 FEB

Red algae form coral-like reefs in Greenland

Sometimes, red algae grow in coral-like formations. A PhD student is the first to identify 21 of these reefs off the coast of Greenland.

Marine research Polar research Mapping and surveying
10 JAN

Better long-term forecast systems for the increasingly extreme weather

DTU Aqua is part of the ‘blue-action’-project aiming to help communities and businesses cope with the impacts of dramatic Arctic climate changes

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research Climate change Polar research
02 JAN

Blue Science for Blue Growth

Registration is now open for the EuroMarine event "Blue Science for Blue Growth: EuroMarine, connecting ideas and people" which will take place at the European Parliament...

Marine research
2016
24 OCT

Tyranni of the species

A series of recently published maps of the global distribution of small organisms in the world’s oceans turns its back on taxonomic identity and instead describes nature...

Marine research Ecosystems CO2 separation and CO2 storage
20 SEP

Understanding Eastern Baltic Cod

Director Fritz Köster, DTU Aqua, gives opening plenary lecture on the processes that influence the dynamics of fish stocks at the ICES Annual Science Conference 2016 in...

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research Ecosystems
16 SEP

Long-term forecasting in the making

Senior Researcher Mark Payne, DTU Aqua will chair new ICES Working Group on Seasonal-to-Decadal Prediction of Marine Ecosystems

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research
29 AUG

Tagging cod in the Baltic

Over the next three years, 18.000 cod will be tagged in Danish, German, Polish and Swedish waters to provide reliable age- and growth information for sustainable management...

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research
15 AUG

Resident cod population benefits from the seasonal feast on fat herring

Study finds substantial cross-system lipid transportation in the transition zone between the Baltic Sea and the North Sea (Øresund) where a resident cod population interact...

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research
27 JUL

Working with the landing obligation

New video: Project coordinator and Professor Clara Ulrich, DTU Aqua, and two other project scientists describe the purpose of the international research project DiscardLess...

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research
03 JUL

Life history theory reveals trade-offs in reproductive traits across fish species

New study from the Centre for Ocean Life, DTU Aqua determines the empirical relationship between fish size at maturity, fecundity and spawning type in fish stocks from...

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research
15 JUN

Surprising new business opportunities for Greenland

The first scientific mapping of the arrival of the economically important mackerel in Greenland indicates it is there to stay

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research Climate change
14 JUN

PhD defence about early life of key fish species in West Greenland

On 21 June 2016, Evandro Malanski,DTU Aqua, defends his PhD thesis about early life of capelin and Atlantic cod in West Greenland

Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish Marine research
09 MAR

Twilight Zone can feed the world

There is huge untapped resources of protein in the deep sea, but any potential exploitation should be done with caution, warns research.

Fisheries and fish stocks Food production Food, fish and agriculture Marine research
22 JAN

Four young DTU researchers are granted millions for research

Four young DTU researchers receive a total of DKK 23.1 million from the VILLUM FONDEN’s Young Investigator Programme on Friday, 22 January.

Physics Micro and nanotechnology Food technology Catalysis Marine research Sensors
08 JAN

New monitoring vessel for Danish waters

The first steps was taken to upgrade DTU Aqua's monitoring fleet when Havfisken left the shipyard in Hvide Sande on Tuesday. The vessel will collect data about fish populations...

Marine research Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems
2015
12 NOV

Doctoral thesis on fatty acids in marine ecosystems

Senior Research Scientist Sigrún Jónasdóttir will be defending her doctoral thesis on copepods at DTU—Technical University of Denmark. Not only do copepods ensure that...

Marine research Ecosystems
Photo: Joachim Rode
02 NOV

Three researchers about to defend their doctoral theses

Three DTU researchers will defend their doctoral theses this autumn.

Construction and mechanics Wind energy Catalysis Marine research
27 OCT

New method finds even the tiniest plastics in the sea

Studies have estimated that each year between 4 and 12 million tonnes of plastics end up in the sea, and that the figure is expected to double over the next ten years...

Fish and shellfish Marine research Ecosystems
23 OCT

Bear watch on the ice

What happens to life in the sea in the Arctic in the event of an oil spill? And will the actual clean-up operation have a negative impact on the marine environment? An...

Environment and pollution Ecosystems Marine research Ice research
25 SEP

Understanding species richness

Professor Henrik Gislason delivers opening plenary lecture at ICES Annual Science Conference

Fisheries and fish stocks Mathematical modelling Marine research
23 SEP

Size Matters

Why do whales use echolocation when bacteria do not? Because body size determines available sensing modes, argue researchers from Centre for Ocean Life

Physics Marine research Fish and shellfish
15 SEP

Expedition to study impact of inflow on life in the Baltic Sea

A two week research cruise led by DTU Aqua is to investigate if new areas have become available for successful spawning of cod after a recent inflow of water from the...

Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish Marine research Climate change
08 SEP

Copepod migrations are important for the ocean’s uptake of CO2

Zooplankton no bigger than grains of rice play a much larger role in the transport and storage of  CO 2 in the ocean than previously thought

Marine research Climate change
10 FEB

Connecting the Seas of Norden

Nordic marine researchers push for increased collaboration across disciplines to handle growing pressure on the oceans.

Marine research Food safety Fisheries and fish stocks Climate change
29 JAN

Cod and herring migrate into Northeast Passage

In future, an ice-free Northeast Passage will allow, among other things, cod, herring and blue whiting from the Atlantic to migrate into the Pacific—while other species...

Food, fish and agriculture Marine research Climate change
2014
10 NOV

Healthy food may alleviate stress among farmed fish

A new DTU survey suggests that adding unsaturated fatty acids to their feed may make farmed pike perch hardier and better able to cope with stress.

Marine research Aquaculture Fish and shellfish
06 NOV

Young Researcher Award for PhD from DTU Aqua

PhD Julie Sainmont receives a DTU talent award for her thesis "Strategies for success: Copepods in a seasonal world".

Marine research
06 NOV

Healthy food may alleviate stress among farmed fish

A new DTU survey suggests that adding unsaturated fatty acids to their feed may make farmed zander hardier and better able to cope with stress.

Marine research Aquaculture Fish and shellfish
03 NOV

New collaboration with China

DTU Aqua signs Memorandum of Understanding with important Chinese Fisheries Research Organisation

Marine research
31 OCT

PhD Sune Riis Sørensen, DTU Aqua

PhD Sune Riis Sørensen, DTU Aqua: 'On the way to successful European eel larval rearing: Impact of biophysical conditions and gamete quality'

Marine research Aquaculture Fish and shellfish
28 OCT

Declaration from EurOCEAN 2014

A common vision of today’s most pressing priorities for marine research and action.

Marine research
30 SEP

Healthy fish is good business

It is possible to prevent illnesses in fish farming without using antimicrobial agents. A new research project and a partnership between industry and universities has demonstrated...

Marine research
23 SEP

Searching for eel larvae in the Sargasso Sea

To improve understanding of the decline in the European eel population, a Danish research expedition with DTU Aqua's research vessel "Dana" explored the spawning areas...

Marine research Climate change Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish
11 SEP

Underwater Robots - Article about AUT and Center for Playware in the engineering...

The Danish engineering newspaper ”Ingeniøren” features a story about AUT and Center for Playware’s work on autonomous collaborative swarms of underwater modular robots...

Marine research Electrotechnology Construction and mechanics
Photo: Martin Dam Kristensen
18 JUN

Festive welcome to Danish Shellfish Centre

Danish Shellfish Centre has become part of DTU, which was celebrated with a large inauguration ceremony at the centre's address in Nykøbing Mors.

Marine research
13 JUN

Collecting bags for estimating trawling impact

Under water footage from Nephrops fishing in Kattegat. See fish escaping the ground gear, the entrances to the collecting bags and lots of Nephrops burrows. By: Rikke...

Marine research
11 APR

DTU’s shellfish and seaweed merger

The merger of the Danish Shellfish Centre in Limfjord and DTU Aqua unifies much of the country’s shellfish and seaweed expertise.

Marine research Ecosystems
08 APR

Eel hunt in the Sargasso Sea

In March and April, DTU’s marine research vessel, Dana, is in the Sargasso Sea to determine whether changes in the marine environment are the cause of the drastic decline...

Marine research Ecosystems
13 MAR

Open source fisheries management

A statistical model originally developed to allow fishermen to study the work done by researchers, has now become one of the most highly acclaimed tools for estimating...

Marine research Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks
11 MAR

Open source fisheries management

A statistical model originally developed to allow fishermen to study the work done by researchers, has now become one of the most highly acclaimed tools for estimating...

Marine research
28 JAN

Join a research cruise across the Atlantic - on film

A group of biologists from DTU Aqua crossed the Atlantic in May 2013 on the Norwegian research vessel G.O. Sars as part of a European project, EURO-BASIN. Master student...

Marine research
2013
19 DEC

Pyrene toxicity on Arctic key copepod species

A new study, published in Ecotoxicology, shows lowered reproductive output, reduced grazing, and reduced ability to metabolize pyrene in the copepod Calanus hyberboreus...

Marine research Ecosystems Climate change
05 DEC

The Consequences of Balanced Harvesting of Fish Communities

New study uses size- and trait-based models to compare balanced harvesting with traditional selective fishing patterns

Marine research Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks
03 DEC

The mystery of Microsetella

Combination of sac- and broadcast-spawning in an Arctic fjord to achieve high abundance at low temperatures.

Marine research Ecosystems
30 SEP

Demand for Danish know-how about environmentally friendly aquaculture

DTU Aqua conducts a training course on fish farming in land-based saltwater systems for consultants and practitioners from across the Baltic Sea Region.

Marine research Fish and shellfish Aquaculture
04 SEP

The Copenhagen School of trait-based approaches to marine ecology

The Centre for Ocean Life at DTU Aqua is enjoying considerable international success through applying the trait-based approach to marine research

Marine research Ecosystems
09 APR

DNA tests rewrite the history of Greenland cod

The fish in Greenland’s great cod boom in the 1960s did not come from Iceland, as previously thought. They were ‘made in Greenland’ .

Marine research Climate change Ecosystems
Roach Photo J Brodersen
25 FEB

Fish migrate to escape predators

By individually tagging fish in a lake and following their movements, a research team led by DTU Aqua has shown that migration is a very effective defence against being...

Marine research Ecosystems
2012
21 DEC

Course in Salt Water Recirculation Aquaculture Technology

DTU Aqua offers a training course in Salt Water Recirculation Aquaculture Technology for the Baltic Sea Region from Saturday 5th - Wednesday 9th October 2013.

Marine research Aquaculture
13 NOV

Looking into the future

European and American scientists are meeting in Barcelona, Spain this month to launch a new European initiative for climate service observations and modelling. DTU Aqua...

Marine research Climate change Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks
16 AUG

Dana to investigate the East Greenland Current

DTU's research vessel Dana is following in the path of past pioneers when steaming off to characterize and trace the waters of the East Greenland Current

Marine research Climate change
16 AUG

Recovering Baltic cod is lacking food

The eastern Baltic cod stock has recently started to recover, after two decades of severe depletion, however with unexpected side-effects.

Marine research Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks
24 APR

Dwarf jellies

Recently discovered population of comb jellies in the Baltic consists entirely of dwarf individuals

Marine research Ecosystems
13 APR

A leader in sustainable aquaculture

DTU Aqua in Hirtshals is hosting international AQUABEST-meeting on sustainable fish farming in the Baltic Sea Region. The project aims to transfer the technology of the...

Aquaculture Marine research
28 MAR

Herrings are super survivors

New research reveals how herring genes vary with the environment. The discovery could make it easier to protect the herring stock against future challenges such as climate...

Marine research Ecosystems
2011
15 JUL

"Small, Wet and Rational: Individual Based Zooplankton Ecology"

8 April 2011 Professor André W. Visser, DTU Aqua, defended his doctoral dissertation: 'Small, Wet and Rational: Individual Based Zooplankton Ecology'.

Marine research Ecosystems