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The Institute of Marine Research is leading the center

IMR’s head office is in Bergen. We also have a department in Tromsø and research stations in Matre, Austevoll and Flødevigen. In addition, we operate a fleet of research vessels. These vessels are an important tool for collecting acoustic data and will be central to CRIMAC. 

IMR has a strong track record for innovation and method development within the field of fisheries acoustics. This includes the first scientific publication utilizing underwater acoustics on fish distributions, the development of the echo integrator commonly used worldwide in acoustic trawl surveys, and experimentally establishing the basic acoustic linearity principle. 


IMR has worked extensively with scientific multibeam sonars and echosounders in cooperation with KM and IFREMER. IMR has been a driving force for international cooperation within the field, e.g., by hosting the ICES fisheries acoustics symposium several times and through significant contributions to the development of acoustic methods trough several ICES Cooperative Research Reports  


CRIMAC will support the continuation of this effort.