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2018
09 MAR

PhD defense about spatial ecology of lake fish

When animals move from one habitat to another, it may affect the stability of the entire ecosystem. PhD Student Joan Holst Hansen has investigated the migratory behavior...

Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems
06 MAR

Big shark’ collaboration with University of Queensland, Australia

Danish-Australian shark study is the first in a series of PhD programmes to stimulate research collaboration between DTU and the University of Queensland, Australia.

26 FEB

PhD defense about microbial water quality in aquaculture

The reuse of water in recirculating aquaculture systems increases the risc of impaired water quality. PhD Student Paula Andrea Rojas Tirado has investigated new methods...

Aquaculture
20 FEB

European experts identify key areas for future marine research

Leading ocean experts, including researchers from DTU Aqua, have started work on a publication, which will provide European governments with robust, independent scientific...

08 FEB

Oyster hatchery on the island of Mors

With an appropriation under the Danish Finance Act of EUR 4 million (DKK 30 million), the Danish Shellfish Centre will strengthen food production on Mors.

Food, fish and agriculture Fish and shellfish Food production
02 FEB

Improving researchers’ access to the Arctic

DTU is part of a new Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium, which will provide researchers with improved access to investigate the Arctic

Marine research Polar research
02 FEB

PhD defence about statistical models for fish stock assessment

“Counting the uncountable” is the fundamental challenge in fish stock assessment. To meet this challenge, Christoffer Moesgaard Albertsen has evaluated and developed state...

Statistics Mathematical modelling Fisheries and fish stocks
31 JAN

PhD defense about copepods and toxic algea

Do copepods feed on toxic algea, or do they have strategies to avoid them? This is the subject of Jiayi Xu’s PhD thesis which she will defend on 2 February 2018.

22 JAN

PhD defence about dissolved organic matter in the oceans

Dissolved organic matter in the oceans plays an essential role in the regulation of global climate, but little is known about its chemical composition. PhD Student Urban...

09 JAN

How is the sea affected by climate change?

Sea animals and plants absorb massive quantities of CO 2 from the atmosphere and thus serve as a buffer against global warming. But will this change in line with the oceans...

Marine research Climate change
2017
22 DEC

EU project maps the consequences of the thawing permafrost

Over the next five years, researchers from the Nordic Five Tech alliance will be studying the impact of thawing permafrost on coastal communities in the Arctic.

Construction and mechanics
15 DEC

PhD defence about vulnerable ecosystems in Greenland

PhD Student Helle Jørgensbye has identified corals and other benthic sedentary organisms in Western Greenland which are particular vulnerable to human activities. On 2...

Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems
13 DEC

First step towards mapping ghost nets in Danish waters

New report presents the first collection of knowledge about derelict fishing gear in Denmark

Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems
13 DEC

PhD defence about genetic interactions between domesticated and wild trout

PhD Student Thomas Frank-Gopolos has produced experimental trout families with different levels of domestic-wild genetic ‘mixing’ and compared their fitness after some...

Genes and genomes Climate adaption Fisheries and fish stocks Aquaculture
30 NOV

PhD defence about marine copepods' response to low salinity

PhD Student Anette Maria Christensen, DTU Aqua has investigated the effects of climate induced changes in the salinity of the Baltic Sea on an important marine copepod...

17 NOV

Fast reproduction to sustain invasion success: Why do some species become invasive...

The number of non-native species which are recorded in new habitats outside their natural range is steadily increasing. Though thousands of species are daily transported...

Marine research Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks
16 NOV

PhD defence about the environmental effects on results from trawl surveys

PhD Student Paulus Inekela Kainge has investigated the effects of variations in e.g. oxygen, temperature and wind on collection of data on hake stocks in Namibia. On 21...

Fisheries and fish stocks
06 NOV

Open Day: Come explore and hear about life science and bioengineering at DTU

Come to an open day on 29 November 2017, where cooperation partners are invited to have a look at some of the new, state-of-the-art facilities in DTU's largest building...

Food, fish and agriculture Biotechnology and biochemistry Environment and pollution Earth sciences Chemistry Medicine and medico technology
Foto: Bax Lindhardt
03 NOV

HRH The Crown Prince inaugurates new building complex

The inauguration of DTU’s new building complex—which brings together a large part of the University’s research environment within life sciences and bioengineering—was kicked...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Food, fish and agriculture
23 OCT

Microplastics in the Baltic have not risen for 30 years

The concentration of microplastics in water and fish from the Baltic Sea has been constant for the past 30 years, despite a substantial increase in plastic production...

Ecosystems Fish and shellfish
20 OCT

PhD defence about the role of jellyfish in marine ecosystems

PhD Student Nicolas Azaña Schnedler-Meyer, DTU Aqua uses theoretical models to investigate jellyfish population dynamics and to develop our understanding of how jellyfish...

Ecosystems
17 OCT

Successful tagging of 18 bluefin tuna in Denmark and Sweden

For the first time ever tagging of bluefin tuna has taken place in Danish and Swedish waters. The tags will collect important knowledge of the tuna that are present in...

Fisheries and fish stocks
12 OCT

225 researchers and industry professionals from 24 countries are meeting to exchange...

DTU Aqua is organizing the fourth international NordicRAS workshop on recirculating aquaculture systems—this time in Aalborg on 12–13 October 2017.

Aquaculture Fish and shellfish
29 SEP

Centre for Ocean Life extended until 2022

The Centre for Ocean Life at DTU Aqua has received DKK 15 million from VILLUM FONDEN to continue its work for another five years

Marine research Climate change Fisheries and fish stocks
21 SEP

PhD defence about artificial reproduction of eel

PhD Student Filipa da Silva, DTU Aqua has investigated factors influencing the maturational response of European female eels to hormonal treatments and resulting egg quality...

Fish and shellfish
11 SEP

First bluefin tunas caught and tagged in Danish and Swedish waters

Tagging project expected to contribute to explaining why bluefin tuna has returned to Skagerrak and Kattegat after more than 50 years of absence.

Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish
09 SEP

Tuna tagging for the first time ever in Denmark and Sweden

Today DTU Aqua, SLU Aqua and WWF will start tagging bluefin tuna to get a better understanding of why the fish have begun returning to Danish and Swedish waters, after...

Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish
04 SEP

Fisheries physicist boils theory down to five words

This month Professor Ken H. Andersen will defend his doctoral dissertation written on the basis of 10 years’ research and which resulted in his development of new fishery...

Food, fish and agriculture Fisheries and fish stocks Mathematical modelling
21 AUG

Drone technology benefits society

According to the Danish Drone Strategy, the Danish Government wants to promote the use of drones in the public sector. And now a string of DTU projects have become airborne...

Antennas Robot technology and automation Mapping and surveying Fish and shellfish
21 JUL

EU collaboration ensures DTU international influence

DTU Aqua has successfully coordinated an EU network on fishing activities in collaboration with the Danish Agency for Research and Education.

Food, fish and agriculture
20 JUL

PhD defence about clupeids' predation on cod eggs

PhD student Viola Neumann, DTU Aqua has investigated clupeids' predation pressure on cod egg and the implications for cod recruitment in the Baltic Sea. On 24 July 2017...

20 JUN

Migration secrets of bluefin tuna to be studied in Scandinavian waters

The world’s most coveted fish is back in Danish and Swedish waters. New project will tag tuna to find out why they have come back

Fisheries and fish stocks
13 JUN

PhD defence about zooplankton motile behavior

Copepods have developed two distinct behavioral strategies that have different costs and benefits when it comes to feeding, mating and escaping predators. A new PhD thesis...

31 MAY

PhD defence about Danish bottom set nets fisheries

PhD student Esther Savina defends her thesis about ecosystem effects of bottom set nets on 8 June 2017

Fisheries and fish stocks
08 MAY

Overview of PhD projects at DTU Aqua

The publication “PhD projects at DTU Aqua” presents DTU Aquas PhD students and their projects

Marine research Ecosystems Polar research Fisheries and fish stocks Aquaculture
27 APR

PhD defence on a trait-based approach to understanding marine communities

Laurène Pécuchet defends her thesis "A trait-based approach to understanding marine communities’ composition, assembly and diversity" on 5 May 2017

24 APR

New equipment to ensure fewer bycatches

Shorter time from idea to commissioning of new fishing gear. This is the idea behind a new research project in which DTU is a participant.

Food, fish and agriculture Fisheries and fish stocks
21 APR

First working day in DTU’s biggest new build

Employees from DTU Aqua, DTU Food, and DTU Vet are now taking DTU’s biggest ever new build into use.

06 APR

DTU Aqua to relocate from Charlottenlund to Lyngby

During the Easter holiday, DTU Aqua will relocate from Charlottenlund Castle to DTU’s Lyngby Campus

23 FEB

PhD defence about ecosystem effects of fishing with Danish seine

On 7 March 201, PhD student Thomas Noack defends his thesis which has increased the basic scientific understanding of Danish seining and developed methods and equipment...

Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems
21 FEB

Red algae form coral-like reefs in Greenland

Sometimes, red algae grow in coral-like formations. A PhD student is the first to identify 21 of these reefs off the coast of Greenland.

Marine research Polar research Mapping and surveying
05 FEB

PhD defence about transforming waste from aquaculture into new resources

On 10 February 2017 PhD student Carlos Letelier Gordo will defend his thesis about optimizing sludge hydrolysis to improve nitrogen removal in aquaculture

11 JAN

PhD defense: Plankton biogeography—an exploration of patterns, drivers, functions...

On 20 January 2017, Philipp Brun will defend his PhD thesis "Plankton biogeography—an exploration of patterns, drivers, functions, and predictability" at DTU Aqua

10 JAN

Better long-term forecast systems for the increasingly extreme weather

DTU Aqua is part of the ‘blue-action’-project aiming to help communities and businesses cope with the impacts of dramatic Arctic climate changes

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research Climate change Polar research
02 JAN

Overview of PhD projects at DTU Aqua

The publication “PhD projects at DTU Aqua” presents DTU Aquas PhD students and their projects

02 JAN

Blue Science for Blue Growth

Registration is now open for the EuroMarine event "Blue Science for Blue Growth: EuroMarine, connecting ideas and people" which will take place at the European Parliament...

Marine research
2016
22 DEC

Natural water purification with mussels

A new type of mussel farming may improve the aquatic environment in Danish coastal areas and at the same time deliver highly sought-after organic protein for livestock...

Fish and shellfish Aquaculture
20 DEC

DTU's new crown jewel

DTU Aqua, DTU Food, and DTU Vet have just been given the keys to their new domicile at Lyngby Campus. The departments expect to move into their new facilities over the...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Food, fish and agriculture
02 DEC

Symposium announcement: Science delivery for sustainable use of the Baltic Sea...

The BONUS Symposium will be held 17-19 October 2017 in Tallin, Estonia. DTU Aqua has leading roles in the BONUS projects organizing the symposium.

24 NOV

When in life does density dependence occur in fish populations?

New modelling study challenges the current assumption that density dependence always occurs early in life in marine fish and that young fish therefore should not be exploited...

24 OCT

Tyranni of the species

A series of recently published maps of the global distribution of small organisms in the world’s oceans turns its back on taxonomic identity and instead describes nature...

Marine research Ecosystems CO2 separation and CO2 storage
17 OCT

PhD defense: The early life of the European eel in the Sargasso Sea

On 27 October 2016, Daniel Jiro Ayala will defend his PhD thesis "The early life of the European eel in the ichthyoplankton community of the Sargasso Sea" at DTU Aqua...

Marine research
05 OCT

Eels take longer than expected to reach the Sargasso Sea

A new study published this week in Science Advances challenges a century-long–held assumption that eels spawn in the spring following their escapement from European shores...

Marine research Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems
20 SEP

Understanding Eastern Baltic Cod

Director Fritz Köster, DTU Aqua, gives opening plenary lecture on the processes that influence the dynamics of fish stocks at the ICES Annual Science Conference 2016 in...

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research Ecosystems
16 SEP

Long-term forecasting in the making

Senior Researcher Mark Payne, DTU Aqua will chair new ICES Working Group on Seasonal-to-Decadal Prediction of Marine Ecosystems

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research
15 SEP

Overview of PhD projects at DTU Aqua

The publication “PhD projects at DTU Aqua” presents the projects of the PhD students enrolled at DTU Aqua

07 SEP

The challenge of mixed fisheries-management

Evaluation of FMSY ranges as a tool to combine long-term single-stock targets with flexible, short-term, mixed-fisheries management requirements

Fisheries and fish stocks
29 AUG

Tagging cod in the Baltic

Over the next three years, 18.000 cod will be tagged in Danish, German, Polish and Swedish waters to provide reliable age- and growth information for sustainable management...

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research
15 AUG

Resident cod population benefits from the seasonal feast on fat herring

Study finds substantial cross-system lipid transportation in the transition zone between the Baltic Sea and the North Sea (Øresund) where a resident cod population interact...

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research
27 JUL

Working with the landing obligation

New video: Project coordinator and Professor Clara Ulrich, DTU Aqua, and two other project scientists describe the purpose of the international research project DiscardLess...

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research
03 JUL

Life history theory reveals trade-offs in reproductive traits across fish species

New study from the Centre for Ocean Life, DTU Aqua determines the empirical relationship between fish size at maturity, fecundity and spawning type in fish stocks from...

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research
21 JUN

Two new DTU doctors

Two new doctoral theses from DTU are set to take us on a journey across the seven seas to examine fish larvae, and into the laboratory to push microscopic materials to...

Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish Superconductors
15 JUN

Surprising new business opportunities for Greenland

The first scientific mapping of the arrival of the economically important mackerel in Greenland indicates it is there to stay

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research Climate change
14 JUN

PhD defence about early life of key fish species in West Greenland

On 21 June 2016, Evandro Malanski,DTU Aqua, defends his PhD thesis about early life of capelin and Atlantic cod in West Greenland

Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish Marine research
10 JUN

Doctoral dissertation defence: Larval fish ecology

Senior research scientist Peter Munk defends his doctoral dissertation on "  Larval fish ecology – adaptations and physical linkages" July 1st, 2016

03 JUN

PhD defence about new approaches to waste water treatment in aquaculture

Mathis von Ahnen defends his PhD thesis 14 June 2016 in Hirtshals.

Aquaculture
Photo: Tao Lytzen
10 MAY

New research facility can put more eel on the table

On Monday, 9 May, a facility for the propagation of European eel was inaugurated at DTU in Hirtshals in North Jutland. Here, researchers and industry are working on developing...

Food, fish and agriculture Fish and shellfish Fisheries and fish stocks Aquaculture
03 MAY

DTU professor elected chair of the EU’s scientific committee for fisheries

Professor Clara Ulrich, DTU Aqua, will head the 32 experts that advise the European Commission on fisheries

02 MAY

PhD defence about the importance of habitat structure for demersal fish

On 18 May 2016 Louise Dahl Kristensen will defend her PhD thesis about the importance of habitat structure for the distribution and behaviour of demersal fish

Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks
21 APR

PhD defence about fish stock assessment under data limitations

On 28 April PhD student Alexandros Kokkalis will defend his thesis "Fish stock assessment under data limitations" 

Photo: Mikal Schlosser
19 APR

Cod unaffected by new laser camera

A 3D-camera based on laser light can see through the murky conditions beneath the waves. DTU have tested cod to see whether they are irritated by being filmed.

Fisheries and fish stocks Lasers
07 APR

The Strait of Gibraltar proves no obstacle for eels

It is a myth that eels from the Mediterranean cannot swim out through the Strait of Gibraltar and contribute to European eel stocks, recent tagging experiments show...

Fish and shellfish Fisheries and fish stocks Food production Marine research
22 MAR

New Arctic section at DTU Aqua

As a strategic initiative to strengthen DTU Aqua's overall effort in the Arctic, a new Arctic section has been established at DTU Aqua. 

Polar research Marine research
09 MAR

Twilight Zone can feed the world

There is huge untapped resources of protein in the deep sea, but any potential exploitation should be done with caution, warns research.

Fisheries and fish stocks Food production Food, fish and agriculture Marine research
29 JAN

On a voyage for research

Although employed by DTU, Thomas Diget Tarby rarely sets foot on any of the campuses— because as first officer on the marine research vessel Dana , he spends around...

Marine research Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish
22 JAN

Four young DTU researchers are granted millions for research

Four young DTU researchers receive a total of DKK 23.1 million from the VILLUM FONDEN’s Young Investigator Programme on Friday, 22 January.

Physics Micro and nanotechnology Food technology Catalysis Marine research Sensors
15 JAN

The gardens in the fjord never need watering

The Danish Shellfish Centre on the island of Mors is the co-founder of a new programme for people living in the Limfjord area: grow your own shellfish in the fjord...

Food, fish and agriculture Fish and shellfish
08 JAN

New monitoring vessel for Danish waters

The first steps was taken to upgrade DTU Aqua's monitoring fleet when Havfisken left the shipyard in Hvide Sande on Tuesday. The vessel will collect data about fish populations...

Marine research Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems
05 JAN

Mystery behind collapse of large fishery now solved

DNA tool makes it possible to ‘travel back in time’ and see exactly what went wrong, when the cod disappeared

Marine research Climate change Polar research Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish
2015
12 NOV

Doctoral thesis on fatty acids in marine ecosystems

Senior Research Scientist Sigrún Jónasdóttir will be defending her doctoral thesis on copepods at DTU—Technical University of Denmark. Not only do copepods ensure that...

Marine research Ecosystems
28 OCT

Back to school for marine engineer

An industrial PhD will give Kirstine Toxværd, MSc, the chance to study her chosen field in depth; it will also serve as a springboard to a change of career.

27 OCT

New method finds even the tiniest plastics in the sea

Studies have estimated that each year between 4 and 12 million tonnes of plastics end up in the sea, and that the figure is expected to double over the next ten years...

Fish and shellfish Marine research Ecosystems
23 OCT

Bear watch on the ice

What happens to life in the sea in the Arctic in the event of an oil spill? And will the actual clean-up operation have a negative impact on the marine environment? An...

Environment and pollution Ecosystems Marine research Ice research
25 SEP

Understanding species richness

Professor Henrik Gislason delivers opening plenary lecture at ICES Annual Science Conference

Fisheries and fish stocks Mathematical modelling Marine research
23 SEP

Size Matters

Why do whales use echolocation when bacteria do not? Because body size determines available sensing modes, argue researchers from Centre for Ocean Life

Physics Marine research Fish and shellfish
15 SEP

Expedition to study impact of inflow on life in the Baltic Sea

A two week research cruise led by DTU Aqua is to investigate if new areas have become available for successful spawning of cod after a recent inflow of water from the...

Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish Marine research Climate change
08 SEP

Copepod migrations are important for the ocean’s uptake of CO2

Zooplankton no bigger than grains of rice play a much larger role in the transport and storage of  CO 2 in the ocean than previously thought

Marine research Climate change
21 AUG

Characteristic Sizes of Life in the Oceans, from Bacteria to Whales

New paper from Centre for Ocean Life, DTU Aqua shows how life in the  ocean can be divided into seven major realms based on trophic strategy, physiology, and life history...

26 JUN

The Danish salmon adventure: from nearly extinct to tourist magnet

Following a large-scale rescue operation including extensive stream restoration and gene technology, the wild salmon in the streams of Jutland have turned into big local...

Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish Ecosystems Genes and genomes Biological systems
04 JUN

Reducing fish waste

Professor Clara Ulrich from  DTU Aqua  is at the helm of a major European project intended to make the fishing industry more sustainable . 

Food, fish and agriculture Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish
20 MAY

Floating University on RV Dana

18 European master-and ph.d.-students were selected among 195 applicants to get hands on experience with ocean research at sea.  The course will take place during a five...

Marine research
05 MAY

Quiet swimmers

What does it take for plankton to master stealthy swimming, and why are some breast stroke swimming plankton quiet swimmers? New study from Centre for Ocean Life, DTU...

25 FEB

Two new professors in fisheries management

DTU has conferred professorships on J. Rasmus Nielsen and Clara Ulrich at DTU Aqua.

Fisheries and fish stocks
10 FEB

Connecting the Seas of Norden

Nordic marine researchers push for increased collaboration across disciplines to handle growing pressure on the oceans.

Marine research Food safety Fisheries and fish stocks Climate change
29 JAN

Cod and herring migrate into Northeast Passage

In future, an ice-free Northeast Passage will allow, among other things, cod, herring and blue whiting from the Atlantic to migrate into the Pacific—while other species...

Food, fish and agriculture Marine research Climate change
20 JAN

How many species are there in the sea?

New model can predict what the relative numbers of large and small species should be in different areas of the ocean.

2014
10 NOV

Healthy food may alleviate stress among farmed fish

A new DTU survey suggests that adding unsaturated fatty acids to their feed may make farmed pike perch hardier and better able to cope with stress.

Marine research Aquaculture Fish and shellfish
06 NOV

Young Researcher Award for PhD from DTU Aqua

PhD Julie Sainmont receives a DTU talent award for her thesis "Strategies for success: Copepods in a seasonal world".

Marine research
06 NOV

Healthy food may alleviate stress among farmed fish

A new DTU survey suggests that adding unsaturated fatty acids to their feed may make farmed zander hardier and better able to cope with stress.

Marine research Aquaculture Fish and shellfish
03 NOV

New collaboration with China

DTU Aqua signs Memorandum of Understanding with important Chinese Fisheries Research Organisation

Marine research

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