Elin Kjørsvik

Elin Kjørsvik is a professor at the Department of Biology at NTNU. Her main research area is marine aquaculture.

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Learn about the possibilities within aquaculture
  10 August, 2015

ntnu-logo-kreps_foto_PerHenningThe demand for seafood is growing, and the Norwegian goal is to become the world’s main seafood nation.

Recruiting smart, young brains
This is reflected by  initiatives from the Government, from the aquaculture industry and related industries, and not the least from ongoing research activities. Building research based competence in the marine sector is important for these objectives.

The industry needs to recruit a lot of smart, young brains, and a crucial factor is recruitment on all levels: studies, research and work force in aquaculture and marine biology and technology.

Student day at Aqua Nor 2015
As a part of presenting the diversity and opportunities of the field, students from Trondheim and the rest of Norway are invited to visit the aquaculture trade show “Aqua Nor 2015free of charge on Friday 21st of August.

Here is a unique chance to learn and explore what the aquaculture sector represents.

I recommend all of you with an interest in aquaculture and marine biology – and also those of you who do not still know that you are interested – to use this opportunity to get more acquainted with a steady growing and important field.

Read more about the AquaNor Student day.
Download invitation (pdf) (bring as ticket. Probably it is a good idea to bring your student card as well)

Photo: Kai Torgeir Dragland / NTNU

Photo: Kai Torgeir Dragland / NTNU


The organizers have made the following programme:

  • Opening and welcome (10.30 a.m.)
  • Presentations (10.30-12.00 a.m). OBS – in Norwegian.
  • Mingling and networking
  • Sampling seafood products
  • Meetings with various exhibitors

Venue: Trondheim Spektrum (map)


The beauty of eels
  2 March, 2015


Tora Bardals picture JAPANESE EEL DEVELOPMENT was published in Scientific American January 2015 issue.

The picture is among the 12 stunning images from the 2014 Olympus BioScapes International Digital Imaging Competition, that were selected for publication.

The Olympus BioScapes Competition is widely recognized as the world’s foremost showcase for outstanding images and movies of life science subjects captured through light microscopes. Researchers and microscope enthusiasts from about 70 countries submit nearly 2500 still images and movies to this competition each year. The beauty, power and importance of science as portrayed by these incredible images and movies captivated this year’s panel of judges and is delighting viewers worldwide.

Tora Bardal

Tora Bardal

The picture JAPANESE EEL DEVELOPMENT is also selected to be part of the 2014 Olympus BioScapes traveling exhibit. The exhibit will travel to universities and museums across the American continent in 2015.

Congratulations to Tora Bardal (Dept. of Biology) for her great achievements and for her contribution to spread information about the marine science research at NTNU!