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University of Gothenburg

Department of marine sciences

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Tjärnö marine laboratory
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The Department of Marine Sciences is Sweden’s most complete environment for marine research and marine education, and is one of only a few such organisations in Europe.

With broad and cutting-edge expertise, and access to unique marine infrastructure such as research vessels and field stations, the Department of Marine Sciences enjoys excellent conditions for addressing the challenges of the future within marine research, marine education, and marine innovation.

Our Research

The Department of Marine Sciences brings together research within oceanography, geology, chemistry, biology, and preservation of marine cultural heritage. We have a number of nationally unique research fields, and participate in international expeditions.

Doctoral studies

As a doctoral student at the Department for Marine Sciences you will be a part of the Natural Sciences environment at the University of Gothenburg. The Marine Infrastructure gives a unique access to several marine environments, laboratories and instruments that enables research at the highest international level.

Marine Infrastructure

The Department of Marine Sciences is the host department for the Marine Infrastructure at the University of Gothenburg. The infrastructure has laboratories and instruments that enables research at the highest international level, and we welcome researchers and students all over the world.

Cooperation and Outreach

The Department of Marine Sciences is an important node in a complete network of marine research, education, and innovation. We have cooperation partners within the academy, authorities, organisations, and industry.

About us

The Department of Marine Sciences' vision is to be a national leader and to carry out activities of the highest international class within the field of marine sciences.