New Nordic Marine Academy Opens in Bergen, Norway
The Nordic Marine Academy, which will front Nordic marine research, officially opened on the 28th February. The Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and for Nordic Co-operation, Svein Ludvigsen, opened the Academy along with the Icelandic Minister for Nordic Co-operation and for Trade and Industry, Valgerdur Sverrisdóttir, and the Faroese Minister for Nordic Co-operation, Jógvan við Keldu.
“This co-operative project involving research institutes throughout the Nordic Region proves once again that Nordic partnership can show the way and generate innovative thinking for the benefit of all of us,” Ludvigsen said.
The idea is to develop Nordic skills in marine and fisheries-related research, – everything to do with marine resources, the marine eco-system in its entirety, sustainable use, catch quotas, breeding marine products and aquaculture. The Nordic Advisory Board for Fisheries Science (NAF) and the Nordic Research Board have each provided the Nordic Marine Academy with NOK 5 million in funding over five years.
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News Source: Norden