Marine and Freshwater Research Institute (MFRI)

Description of the organisation

Marine and Freshwater Research Institute (MFRI) is a government institute under the auspices of the Ministry of Industries and Innovation. The institute employs around 200 staff, operates 2 research vessels and 10 branch offices. The main area of activities of the MRFI is to conduct research on the marine environment around Iceland and its living resources, to provide advice to government on sustainable exploitation of the living resources and conservation measures and to inform the government, the fishery sector and the public about the marine environment.

The research activities at the MRFI are organised into five main research sections. A large part of the work undertaken at the Environment Section is the monitoring of environmental conditions (temperature, salinity, nutrients, and carbonate chemistry) in Icelandic waters, marine geology, and the ecology of phytoplankton and macroalgae. MRFI has coordinated and participated in numerous national, Nordic and EU funded projects.

Expertise particularly relevant for the project

MFRI brings an expertise on the project in relevant chemical analyses and data analyses. MFRI is conducting a research cruise four times per year covering every season and continuing time series observations of carbonate chemistry and biogeochemical cycles in the Irminger and Iceland Seas.

For more information please visit MFRI website.