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Ghost net. Photo: DTU Aqua.
23 AUG

Mapping ghost nets in Danish waters

How much derelict fishing gear is there in the sea around Denmark, and how can it be removed? DTU Aqua will now investigate this.

Marine research Mapping and surveying Environment and pollution
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
2018
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
Photo: Brian MacKenzie
13 JUN

Baltic Sea a model for the consequences of climate change

The Baltic Sea is one of the world’s most affected and most intensely studied marine areas and can therefore be used as an example of what’s in store elsewhere...

Climate change Marine research
Illustration: ESA
14 MAY

Climate research boosted with a new European super satellite

Researchers at DTU are conducting comprehensive climate, environmental, and marine research using data from ESA’s Sentinel satellites. With a new launch, a large...

Marine research Ice research Mapping and surveying Satelittes Space research
Photo: Erik Selander
09 JAN

How is the sea affected by climate change?

Sea animals and plants absorb massive quantities of CO2 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
Photo: Thomar
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
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
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
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
Photo: Peter Rask Møller, University of Copenhagen
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
Photo: Tao Lytzen
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
Photo: Vibeke Hempler
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
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
Hvalblåst Foto Line Reeh
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
Dana. Foto Milan Pavlovic, DTU Aqua
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 North...

Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish Marine research Climate change
Calanus finmarchicus. Foto Sigrun Jonasdottir.
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  CO2 in the ocean than previously thought

Marine research Climate change