DTU Aqua conducts research into the sustainable exploitation of fish, shellfish and other living marine and freshwater resources in relation to fisheries and aquaculture. We also study the biology of aquatic organisms and the development of ecosystems.
The research activities are carried out within a number of research areas and programmes:
Some research areas have yet to be described on the website.
DTU Aqua's research competencies cover a wide range of scientific and technical disciplines: Marine and freshwater ecology, fish and fisheries biology, population genetics, biological and physical oceanography, fish farming technology, mathematical modelling, statistics etc.
Field activities, for example data collection with the institutes research vessels, are an important part of many research projects. Furthermore, some areas of our research are conducted at our own research facilities, e.g. the aquaculture facilities in Hirtshals.
DTU Aqua's researchers are part of an extensive Danish and international network, and the department's research often involves collaboration with other DTU departments, research units at other Danish universities as well as a wide range of sister institutes in the EU and worldwide. Many of the research projects also involve collaboration with the commercial fisheries and the aquaculture industry.
What is the research used for?
DTU Aqua's research activities support society's development within fisheries, aquaculture and aquatic management.
The research forms the basis of the extensive consulting services that the department provides for Danish and international authorities, industry and other stakeholders.
The research is also the point of departure for our study programmes - the MSc programme in Aquatic Science and Technology, the PhD School and a number of specialised courses.