Major research issues/sites:
- Population fluctuations, recruitment, survival, dispersal, habitat selection and behaviour of anadromous fish other aquatic organisms
- Effects of climate change, aquaculture, fisheries etc on Atlantic salmon and brown trout
Short technical description:
Natural river with two-way, continuously operated fish trap, two artificial streams, various outdoor and indoor experimental controlled tanks. Atlantic salmon of various genetic strains available.
Unique combination of controlled migration in natural river, artificial streams and lab experimental facilities for studies of anadromous fish and other aquatic organisms.
Options and conditions for visiting scientists:
Access to and use of facilities by appointment only, preferably in joint projects, conditional on capacity and veterinarian constraints.
Unit Cost of use and principles of costing:
Dependent on type of studies done. May include fish stocks and other running costs, staff support, rent of infrastructure and living quarters.
centre running the infrastructure:
CIENS - Oslo Centre for Interdisciplinary Environmental and Social Research
type of facility:
Observatory / large-scale experimental field site