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For the Public

At Kristineberg Marine Research Station we offer guided tours, boat excursions, algae tastings and seaweed hikes. Every year during the West Coast Maritime Week in the beginning of August, we open up the station and invite the public to various activities.

Guided Tour

At Kristineberg there are activities all year, and we welcome groups for a guided tour of the research activities conducted by permanent research staff and visiting scientists from all over the world. The tour take count of previous knowledge and interests of the visiting group. The tour can consist of seeing ongoing current research, as well as much of the special equipment used by Kristineberg scientists.

The tour lasts 1.5 hour.

It is also possible to book coffee or lunch in conjunction with the tour. We offer the tours workdays daytime, but if agreed upon groups can also visit during evenings and weekends.

Price for guided tour

Workday daytime: 1 500 SEK (excl. 25 % VAT) for a group up to 20 persons, then 75 SEK/person

Research Vessel Excursion

All year there are possibilities for a group to book a research vessel excursion from Kristineberg. Maximum group size is 12 persons.

Excursion with research vessel Oscar von Sydow can consist of several parts. Participants discover stratification through measurements of salinity and temperature at different depths. With a Secchi disc participants also measure turbidity of the water, which is a rough measure of the plankton density. The group can also use water samplers and collect phyto- or zooplankton with different plankton nets.

Activity length is 2 hours.

Price for research vessel excursion, including marin biology guide

Workday daytime: SEK 5000 (excl. 25 % VAT) per hour

Algae tasting

We serve a buffet of dishes with algae and seaweed for tasting. The guide tells you about the dishes and algae cultivation

The tasting takes about 1.5 hours.

Price for algae testing

SEK 2 000 (excl. 25% VAT)

Seaweed hike

We pull on rubber boots / waders and trudge down to the water's edge in Bökevik. We have water binoculars to see what happens below the surface, and the guide tells us about seaweed and life at the water's edge.

The hike takes about 1.5-2 hours.

Price for seaweed hike

SEK 3 000 (excl. 25% VAT)

West Coast Maritime Week

Kristineberg's marine research station is a co-organizer of the annual North Sea Week when we open the station to the public and offer guided tours, lectures and boat trips.