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Our Study Facilities

Gothenburg is situated at the west coast of Sweden. Here you will find coastal waters with higher diversity of marine species than anywhere else in Sweden, along with a relieving proximity to the open sea. The marine research at the University of Gothenburg is prominent in several research fields, and all teaching is done by active researchers. This provides a solid foundation for your studies in a way that is unique in the Swedish context.

Our Study Facilities in Gothenburg

The Botany building is close to the Gothenburg Botanical Garden. Here are the Department’s main secretariat, some teaching facilities, and several teachers and researchers situated. The building also accommodates education and research within biology and environmental sciences. In 2023, we will move our activities to Natrium, the new Life Science Centre located close to Sahlgrenska Academy and Sahlgrenska University Hospital.  

Our Study Facilities at Tjärnö and Kristineberg

We have two research stations located on the Bohus Coast: Tjärnö Marine Laboratory and Kristineberg Marine Research Station. They are two of Europe’s most modern marine stations, with education and research within the marine sciences. The stations also have vessels for education and research, such as R/V Skagerak and R/V Nereus. Kristineberg Marine Research Station is located at the Gullmar Fjord in the centre of Bohuslän province. Tjärnö Marine Laboratory is located at Sweden's most species-rich marine area in the northern part of Bohuslän province.

Kristineberg Marine Research Station

Kristineberg Marine Research Station is located by the Gullmar fjord in the centre of Bohuslän province. Here you find ships, field equipment, diving facilities, laboratories, sea water system, lecture halls, accommodation, mess, as well as skilled and helpful staff. At Kristineberg there is marine university education and the research is mainly working with ocean acidification, microlitter and innovation. Visiting researchers is a large and important group at Kristineberg.

Tjärnö Marine Laboratory

Tjärnö Marine Laboratory is located by Sweden's most species-rich marine area in the northern part of Bohuslän province. Here you find ships, field equipment, diving facilities, laboratories, sea water system, lecture halls, accomodation, dining hall, as well as skilled and helpful staff. At Tjärnö Laboratory there is marine university education and research within marine sciences, mainly evolution, aquaculture as well as nature conservation and management.

Research Vessel Skagerak

The research vessel Skagerak, length 38 metres, is fully equipped for marine research and education in water depth down to 1000 metres. The trained and experienced crew is familiar with handling and deploying scientific equipment. Maximal endurance at sea is 14 days. During longer expeditions Skagerak can take 10 scientists/students, with a crew of 6.