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Using machine vision to identify coastal fishes

9 August 2019 – Kim Halvorsen (working with the QuadEye in the photo above), Torkel Larsen, Tonje Sørdalen, Anne Berit Skiftesvik and other members of our Team are using a new tool – the QuadEye – to support our work on machine vision-learning and artificial intelligence to identify coastal fishes from video and photo surveys, including citizen science.The QuadEye is …

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Challenging the Scientific Legacy of Johan Hjort

12-14 June 2019 – Howard Browman participated in the ICES-sponsored Johan Hjort Symposium at which he presented the history and current status of the ICES Journal of Marine Science and was a panelist during the session “When historians meet marine scientists”. The program of the symposium can be viewed HERE. Contributions from the symposium will be published in a special …

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World Conference on Research Integrity

2-6 June 2019 – Howard Browman participated in the World Conference on Research Integrity held at the University of Hong Kong. Among other things, he participated in the debate session, organized by COPE, “Preprints: beneficial or harmful for research integrity and publication ethics” where he took the side against the widespread use of preprints, particularly in fields that support public …

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Do subsea seismic surveys kill zooplankton?

14 April 2019 – David Fields, Steve Shema and Karen de Jong et al. (in the photo above) are working on a project to assess whether the airguns used in seismic surveys (for subsea deposits of oil and natural gas) kill zooplankton. To accomplish this we are using a Schindler-Patalas trap to collect zooplankton at different distances from the airgun …

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Hard-core PHYS meets Ecotox at Austevoll!

17 January 2019 – Holly Shiels and Ph.D. student Martins Ainuera from the University of Manchester, UK, join Elin Sørhus to work in the electrophysiology lab at Austevoll. The work is one component of a large IMR project – EGGTOX, led by IMR researcher Sonnich Meier – the aim of which is to unravel the mechanistic effects of crude oil …

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David Fields wins the 2019 Margalef Award

The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography gives the Ramón Margalef Award to scientists and educators for excellence in teaching and mentoring in the fields of limnology and oceanography. David Fields of the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences has been awarded this distinguished honor for his enthusiastic leadership and effusive commitment to developing transformative, hands-on marine science education …

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Howard Browman joins the Marine Stewardship Council’s Peer Review College Oversight Committee

19 November 2018 – Howard Browman was appointed to a three year term as an independent adviser  to the Marine Stewardship Council‘s (MSC) Peer Review College Oversight Committee. Among other activities, the MSC Fisheries Standard is used to assess if a fishery is well-managed and sustainable. The Standard reflects the most up-to-date understanding of internationally accepted fisheries science and management.The MSC’s Peer …

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Team members Rosa Escobar and Gustavo Nunez participate in the Sea Lice 2018 Conference

5-8 November 2018 – Rosa Escobar and Gustavo Nunez (along with about 300 other researchers) participated in the Sea Lice 2018 conference in Chile. Rosa presented her work:  Escobar, R.H., D.M. Fields, H.I. Browman, S.D. Shema, R.M. Bjelland, A.B. Skiftesvik & C.M.F. Durif. The effects of hydrogen peroxide on mortality, escape response and oxygen consumption of Calanus spp.  and Gustavo presented …

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Webinar on aquatic animal welfare

19 October 2018 – Howard Browman participated in a webinar on aquatic animal welfare organized by the U.S. Aquaculture Society and the U.S. National Aquaculture Association. Other talks were given by Craig Watson, Director, University of Florida, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory, Ben Diggles, Director, DigsFish Services Pty and Randy MacMillan, Vice-President for Research, Technical Services and Quality Assurance, Clear Springs Foods. The webinar was recorded …