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South of the larger island Kvaløya lays a cluster of islets and small islands. Sommarøy is a busy fishing harbour placed in beautiful scenery. Outside Sommarøy lays the characteristic mountain cliff  Håja (in the middle of the picture above).

By mid 2004 NCFS had grown to be too big to be housed by the ten year old NCFS building only. Fortunately new facilities were available at the campus, but the big question remained: Who should move out of the main building? After a short debate an attractive proposal came up: Why not use this situation to try to achieve something we have been trying to initiate for a long time; namely to create a truly interdisciplinary research environment. This was the starting point of the MaReMa Centre. The concrete idea of establishing a centre organisation was put forward and applauded in the staff seminar held 13-14 December 2004 at Sommarøy in Tromsø. Below you’ll find some of the presentations given at the seminar.

Opening remarks (by Kurt Tande)


Disciplinary state of the art in Social science (by Svein Jentoft)


The national perspective: New challenges in fisheries management (by Bjørn Hersoug)


The international perspective: Fisheries management research (by John Pope) Part 1


The international perspective: Fisheries management research (by John Pope) Part 2


MAREMA Centre: Organisation, ambitions and working procedures (by Arne Eide)


From multidisciplinary to interdisciplinary research (by Poul Degnbol)