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2019
Forskere skal afdække, hvordan bakterier kan udnyttes til at skabe bedre afgrøder. Foto: Colourbox
21 JUN

International research teams will develop better crops

The Novo Nordisk Foundation grants USD 30 million to an international research consortium which will uncover how bacteria can be exploited to create better crops.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food quality Food production Health-promoting compounds Environment and pollution Climate adaption Ecosystems
Photo: Mikal Schlosser
20 MAY

Human impact on indoor climate is being mapped

Advanced climate chamber measurements provide new knowledge about human emissions and impact on indoor climate in buildings.

Indoor climate Ecosystems Air pollution CO2 separation and CO2 storage Environment and pollution Construction and mechanics
Copepod. Photo: Erik Selander
14 FEB

Climate change is impacting the ocean’s ability to fix carbon dioxide

Climate change is influencing the distribution of zooplankton in the sea, thereby affecting the contribution made by plankton to removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere...

Climate change CO2 separation and CO2 storage Marine research Ecosystems
Photo: The Velux Foundations
28 JAN

Four DTU researchers chosen as Villum Young Investigators

Four young DTU researchers will each receive DKK 10 million for their research. This takes place at the annual appointment of Villum Young Investigators, at which VILLUM...

Aquaculture Hardware and components Telecommunication Building design Building construction Health and diseases Ecosystems
2018
Fish eggs, zooplankton and a blue plastic fibre. Photo: Bastian Huwer, DTU Aqua
13 DEC

New collaboration addresses marine plastic pollution

DTU is co-operating with four other research institutions to investigate the impact of plastic in the ocean and the need for new legislation

Ecosystems Environmental chemistry Fish and shellfish
The researchers—here PhD Kirstine Toxværd—reproduced the life cycle and living conditions of the copepods in an ice cold laboratory. Photo Line Reeh.
12 OCT

Oil spills could harm the Arctic more than expected

Plankton—the foundation of the food chains in the Arctic Ocean—are affected by concentrations of oil pollution much lower than previously assumed.

Marine research Polar research Ecosystems
Strand i Nordsjælland. Foto Helle Sørensen
19 SEP

The sea around Denmark hit by marine heat waves

Up to eight degrees warmer waters than normal. This was how much the hot weather affected the sea during the summer, according to calculations from DTU Aqua.

Marine research Climate adaption Climate change Ecosystems
Stretch of coast, Ghana
15 MAR

DTU will investigate marine pollution in West Africa

Researchers from DTU Aqua are coordinating a new project investigating what pollution means for the marine life in the Gulf of Guinea.

Environment and pollution Ecosystems
2017
Cod caught in ghostnet. Photo: Emil Vesterager
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
Microplastic. Photo: Sabrina Beer
24 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 during...

Ecosystems Fish and shellfish
2016
Photo Erik Selander
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...

Marine research Ecosystems CO2 separation and CO2 storage
Photo Henrik Baktoft
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...

Marine research Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems
2015
Kristina Enders and Robin Lenz filtering seawater for microplastic, Sargasso Cruise 2014. Photo: Line Reeh.
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
Photo: Line Reeh
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
Photo: Finn Sivebæk
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
Photo: Kim Pilegaard
20 MAR

Ten-year journey towards a warm future comes to an end

For the past ten years, a hill in Jægerspris, Denmark, has been on a trip through time to 2075—but it’s all over now. The researchers have both good and...

CO2 separation and CO2 storage Climate adaption Environmental chemistry Ecosystems
2014
Photo: Line Reeh
09 OCT

Roskilde Fjord welcomes new residents

There was a biting wind at the fjord as Dan Jørgensen, the Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, fishcare consultant Mads Christoffersen and local...

Marine research Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish
Photo: Line Reeh
16 APR

Danish Eel Expedition 2014: First phase successfully completed

The expedition has at times battled 12-metre Atlantic swells , making it impossible to get equipment in the water. However, expedition leader Peter Munk of DTU Aqua and...

Marine research Ecosystems Climate change Fish and shellfish Fisheries and fish stocks
Photo: Bo Lehm
11 APR

DTU’s shellfish and seaweed merger

The merger of the Danish Shellfish Centre in Limfjord and DTU Aqua unifies much of the country’s shellfish and seaweed expertise.

Marine research Ecosystems
Photo: Michael Miller
08 APR

Eel hunt in the Sargasso Sea

In March and April, DTU’s marine research vessel, Dana, is in the Sargasso Sea to determine whether changes in the marine environment are the cause of the drastic...

Marine research Ecosystems