University of Gothenburg

Tjärnö Marine Laboratory

Tjärnö Marine Laboratory from the sea

Tjärnö Marine Laboratory is located by Sweden's most species-rich marine area in the northern part of Bohuslän province, next to Kosterhavet National Park. Here you find ships, field equipment, diving facilities, laboratories, sea water system, lecture halls, accommodation, dining hall, as well as skilled and helpful staff.

The Tjärnö Laboratory provides university education and research in marine sciences, especially evolution, aquaculture and nature conservation and management. A total of about 70 people are employed year-round. School classes and other members of the public are also welcome to visit the Tjärnö Laboratory. There are good conference facilities for groups.

Facilities at Tjärnö Laboratory

Tjärnö Laboratory receives both visiting researchers, school classes and the general public. It is also possible to book conferences and meetings with excursions and guided tours. Around 10,000 people visit us every year. You are also welcome!

Our history

Read more about the history of Tjärnö Laboratory and how it has evolved from a guesthouse to a successful research station.

The Ocean

More information about marine-related activities from the University of Gothenburg at the web site "Ocean".