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For the Public

At Kristineberg Marine Research Station we offer guided tours of our research activities as well as excursions with research vessel. A special arrangement, where we are planning to participate, is West Coast Maritime Week in the beginning of August.

Due to the corona pandemic, we cannot receive school classes or other visitor groups at the moment. However, we will receive pre-booked groups during the West Coast Maritime Week, 9 and 11 August, in accordance with current recommendations, read more at the bottom of the page.

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.

Fees, 1.5 h Guided Tour

per group, excl. 25% VAT
workday daytime: 1500 SEK 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. With bottom grab or dredge we collect algae and animals from the bottom.

Activity length is 2 hours.

Fee, Research Vessel Excursion, non-school groups

per group, excl. 25% VAT
incl. marin biology guide
workday daytime: SEK 5000 per hour

West Coast Maritime Week

Kristineberg Marine Research Station participates as usual during the West Coast Maritime Week (7-15 August). In order for us to be able to arrange this as safely as possible with regard to the spread of infection, we require you to book a place in advance. You can find more information in Swedish about our activities and how to book a spot:

The booking will be open 15 June to 15 July.