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2020
Fishing boat surrounded by ice in Arctic waters
22 JUN

Research into ecosystem tipping points in the Arctic

New Horizon 2020 project, ECOTIP, will assess the cascading effects of climate change to Arctic marine ecosystems and depending societies

Food, fish and agriculture Marine research Climate change
Tadea Veng. Foto: Mikal Schlosser
10 FEB

Global sea level rise is accelerating

Using data from European satellites, a young student at DTU Space has demonstrated that the global sea level rise has accelerated over the past four decades.  

Climate change Polar research Marine research Satelittes
2019
23 SEP

Persistent myths about plastics in the sea

Professor Torkel Gissel Nielsen responds daily to questions about plastics in the sea from students and the press. He finds it astonishing that undocumented assertions...

Environment and pollution Marine research
Sea. Photo: Helle Falborg.
03 SEP

Marine ecological forecasts are a new tool for climate adaptation

DTU researcher develops short-term forecasts for marine life that can help the fishing industry to adapt to climate change.

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research Climate change
Ghost net. Photo: DTU Aqua.
23 AUG

Mapping ghost nets in Danish waters

How much derelict fishing gear is there in the sea around Denmark, and how can it be removed? DTU Aqua will now investigate this.

Marine research Mapping and surveying Environment and pollution
Copepod. Photo: Erik Selander
14 FEB

Climate change is impacting the ocean’s ability to fix carbon dioxide

Climate change is influencing the distribution of zooplankton in the sea, thereby affecting the contribution made by plankton to removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere...

Climate change CO2 separation and CO2 storage Marine research Ecosystems
2018
The researchers—here PhD Kirstine Toxværd—reproduced the life cycle and living conditions of the copepods in an ice cold laboratory. Photo Line Reeh.
12 OCT

Oil spills could harm the Arctic more than expected

Plankton—the foundation of the food chains in the Arctic Ocean—are affected by concentrations of oil pollution much lower than previously assumed.

Marine research Polar research Ecosystems
Strand i Nordsjælland. Foto Helle Sørensen.
19 SEP

The sea around Denmark hit by marine heat waves

Up to eight degrees warmer waters than normal. This was how much the hot weather affected the sea during the summer, according to calculations from DTU Aqua.

Marine research Climate adaption Climate change Ecosystems
Photo: Brian MacKenzie
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...

Climate change Marine research
Illustration: ESA
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...

Marine research Ice research Mapping and surveying Satelittes Space research
Photo: Erik Selander
09 JAN

How is the sea affected by climate change?

Sea animals and plants absorb massive quantities of CO2 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
Photo: Thomar
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
2016
Photo Erik Selander
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...

Marine research Ecosystems CO2 separation and CO2 storage
Photo Henrik Baktoft
05 OCT

Eels take longer than expected to reach the Sargasso Sea

A new study published this week in Science Advances challenges a century-long–held assumption that eels spawn in the spring following their escapement from European...

Marine research Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems
Makrel. Foto: Jan Vaiby.
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
Ål.
07 APR

The Strait of Gibraltar proves no obstacle for eels

It is a myth that eels from the Mediterranean cannot swim out through the Strait of Gibraltar and contribute to European eel stocks, recent tagging experiments show. ...

Fish and shellfish Fisheries and fish stocks Food production Marine research
Photo: Peter Rask Møller, University of Copenhagen
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
Photo: Tao Lytzen
29 JAN

On a voyage for research

Although employed by DTU, Thomas Diget Tarby rarely sets foot on any of the campuses— because as first officer on the marine research vessel Dana, he spends around...

Marine research Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish
Photo: Vibeke Hempler
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
Havfisken
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
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