Wednesday, August 12, 2015

12/08/2015: New research fund to be presented at Aqua Nor

The BioMar Group will present a donation to The Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund (AWR) in connection with the official opening of Aqua Nor 2015, and the Minister of Fisheries, Elisabeth Aspaker, will be present for the occasion.

AWR is a recently established research fund with the objective to secure a sustainable management of the living marine resources in the Antarctic, and to stimulate human understanding of the marine ecosystem and animal life in the region.
Image: Liam Quinn
Towards the end of the VIP tour of the exhibition at the end of the official opening of Aqua Nor 2015, Mr Jan Røsstad, Vice President of BioMar North Sea, will present a donation to the Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund, represented by Karoline Andaur, professional chief of WWF Norway.

AWR will announce the availability of funds for Antarctic research and jobs that will increase the understanding of animal life and the ecosystem in the Antarctic. The financing of AWR is mainly through direct donations from commercial partners as well as a number of activities that consumers and others may participate in. The research effort is particularly focused on krill and marine animals like penguins, seals and whales, all of which have krill as an important source of food.

Research applications to the fund will be evaluated and prioritised by a scientific committee consisting of world renown Antarctic researchers. The Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund was established in February 2015 by representatives of ASOC – Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition -, WWF Norway and Aker Biomarine.

Read more HERE.  

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