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The Department of Marine Sciences (http://marine.gu.se/english/) is Sweden’s most complete environment for marine research and education, and is one of only a few such organizations in Europe. The University of Gothenburg has excellent marine infrastructure facilities, including state-of-the-art instrumentation, two large research stations, and a new 49-m research ship that will come into service during 2019 (http://loven.gu.se/english/). The University’s researchers also have access to the icebreaker Oden for polar research (http://polar.se/en/). The Department of Marine Sciences, which was formed in 2015, brings together expertise in physical oceanography, marine chemistry, marine biology, marine geology and marine conservation. The department hence enjoys excellent conditions for addressing the challenges of the future within marine research and education. The department is host to the Centre for Sea and Society (http://havochsamhalle.gu.se/english/), an entry point to all marine and maritime activities within the University of Gothenburg and the Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Infrastructure (http://loven.gu.se/english/). The Gothenburg area is a national hub for management of the sea, including being the location of the Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment (http://havsmiljoinstitutet.se/english/), hosted by the University of Gothenburg, and the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (https://www.havochvatten.se/en).
The Department of Marine Sciences is situated at and has permanent staff at three locations; in Gothenburg as well as at the research stations at Kristineberg and Tjärnö on the coast, north of Gothenburg.