On 25 May 2018, the new Kristineberg Marine Research and Innovation Centre was launched. The facility, which is currently owned by the University of Gothenburg, is a significant development for major national stakeholders. This Centre will have a very strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research.
The centre has advanced marine infrastructure, testbeds and demonstration environments, facilities that are increasingly in demand by trade and industry and the public sector. Testsite Akvamarin is an example of a testbed, the purpose of which is to support the development of new innovative marine foods focusing on circular systems for the cultivation of fish, shellfish and algae. Another example is the development of Testsite Skagerrak (www.offshorevast.se/projekt/testsite-skagerak/) where it will be possible to perform seabased tests and demonstrations for marine energy and technology.
The Kristineberg Marine Research and Innovation Centre will be under the joint management of the six partner organisations. The facility is currently owned by the University of Gothenburg.