CCR focuses on the ecology and evolution of the biota in the marine coastal zone within a broad societal context.


The Centre for Coastal Research (CCR) is an international and interdisciplinary academic institution hosted by the University of Agder (UiA). Within Norway, CCR collaborates with the University of Oslo, the Institute of Marine Research (IMR), GRID-Arendal, the Norwegian Institute of Water Research (NIVA) and the regional county and its municipalities. The overall goal of CCR is to represent a platform for:
  1. strengthening the quality of education at UiA and;
  2. performing basic curiosity-driven science on marine biology in Coastal Skagerrak, also to support priorities within the collaborating institutions.

The scientific focus within this synergistic approach is largely on the ecology and evolution of the biota in the marine coastal zone, also encompassing a broader socio-ecological context.


Foto: Martin Wiech


Successful Sea Trout seminar at Strand Hotel Fevik Norway

  Most of Scandinavia's Sea Trout specialists were gathered at lovely Strand Hotel at Fevik, in Southern Norway 23rd and 24th March. The Master students in marine biology at the University of Agder [...]

Welcome to Sea Trout seminar March 23rd to 24th 2017 at Strand Hotel Fevik, Norway. Sign up here!

The Norwegian Skagerrak coast is currently the region in Norway where the stock development for Sea Trout is best. However, this development has not yet had any significant economic effects, and at the seminar we [...]


Dr. Halvor Knutsen
Dr. Halvor Knutsen Head of CCR
Phone: +47 37059050
Fax: +47 37059001
Mob: +47 924 09 667
Dr. Esben Moland Olsen
Dr. Esben Moland Olsen
Phone: +47 37059029
Fax: +47 37059001
Dag Olav Andersen
Dag Olav AndersenHead of Department UiA
Phone: +47 38141064