Atlantic salmon is a well-studied species, but there are still mysteries of where they reside in the ocean and what impacts their marine survival. ATLANTIC SALMON AT SEA - factors affecting their growth and survival (SeaSalar) is a research program where research institutions join forces to increase the knowledge on Norwegian salmon at sea.

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Workshop participants. Photo: Siv Kristin Eikås Hovland, IMR

Holding up PIT-tags to demonstrate how small they are. Can you see them?

Workshopping our way through the question of how small salmon we can tag with PIT-tags. An important question in the SeaSalar project - trying to understand the variable marine survival of salmon.
John Fredrik Støm after successfully defending his PhD Thesis. Foto: Ellen Kathrine Bludd

From PhD to postdoc

John F. Strøm defended his PhD at UiT The Arctic University of Norway 14 September. He thereby entered his new position as a postdoc in the SeaSalar project. 
Project participants at kick-off meeting in Bergen August 2018. Photo: Audun  H. Rikardsen

Kick-off meeting

The SeaSalar project was officially launched 1 August 2018. We had a kick-off meeting with enthusiastic project planning and discussion of ideas in Bergen in the end of August.
Norwegian Institute for Nature Research Institute of Marine Research UiT The Arctic University of Norway NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS Rådgivende Biologer AS, Norway CEFAS, UK Dalhousie University, Canada Marine Scotland, UK Swansea University, UK University College Cork (UCC), Ireland University College Dublin (UCD) , Ireland University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland, UK University of Waterloo, Canada