Document Sample
DTU Powered By Docstoc
					      National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua)

1   DTU Aqua, Technical University of Denmark
DTU Aqua

DTU Aqua       – National Institute of Aquatic Resources, the former
Danish Institute for Fisheries Research is an institute at the Technical
University of Denmark (DTU).

The institute provides research, public sector consultancy,
education, industrial collaboration, and communication in the field
of sustainable exploitation of living marine and freshwater resources and

The Institute undertakes advisory tasks for the Ministry of Food,
Agriculture and Fisheries and other public authorities, the commercial
fisheries, the aquaculture industry and international commissions.

2   DTU Aqua, Technical University of Denmark
    DTU Aqua       deals with all links in the production chain from water
    to dining table, including:

       •    the connection between the production of living resources and
            the aquatic environments, climate as well as ecosystem structure
            and function.

       •    advising on commercial and recreational use of living resources
            in fishing and in aquaculture.

       •    processing and improving fish products into healthy foods.

3    DTU Aqua, Technical University of Denmark
                                                • Aquaculture
                                                • Fisheries technology
                                                • Marine Monitoring
                                                • Research vessels

                                          • Recreational fisheries
                                          • Freshwater ecology
                                          • Population genetics


                                                                     • Marine research
                                                                     • Fisheries research
                                                                     • Seafood and fish processing
                                                                     • Administration

          DTU – and DTU Aqua – a national university
          with several locations in Denmark
4   DTU Aqua, Technical University of Denmark
5   DTU Aqua, Technical University of Denmark
The Institute
The institute has 330 employees, of which around a third is scientific

In 2008 the institute had a budget of about 245 mill. DKK. About 80
mill. came from the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, 30
mill. DKK from DTU and 135 mill. DKK came from external sources, i.e.
national and international research programs as well as fish and fisheries
monitoring programs.

6   DTU Aqua, Technical University of Denmark
  Organisationsdiagram                                                                                         National Institute for
  27.04.2009                                                                                                   Aquatic Resources
                                                           Institute director

                                   Secretariat of
                                 management and                                               Research
                                  communication                                               secretariat

                            Advisory Function

                                                     Monitoring                                  Large
   Institute         Institute        Advisory                                                                Education          IT, technique
                                                        and               Ships              experimental
 administration      services          tasks                                                                  secretariat       and innovation
                                                     datacenter                                fascilities


                                            Marine research and                                                        Seafood and fish
                                                                                   Aquaculture and
     Recreational fisheries                      fisheries                                                               processing
        and population
                                        •Oceanography                                                              •Microbiology and
           genetics                                                             •Aquaculture
                                                                                                                   seafood hygiene
     •Inland Fisheries                  •Population and                         •Shellfish
                                        ecosystem dynamics                                                         •Aquatic lipids and
     •Population Genetics                                                       •Fish deseases                     oxidation
                                        •Coastal ecology
                                                                                                                   •Aquatic protein
                                        •Fisheries and                                                             biochemistry
                                        monitoring technology
                                                                                                                   •Aquatic process and
                                        •Management systems                                                        product technology

       7     DTU Aqua, Technical University of Denmark
DTU Aqua’s Mission
DTU Aqua conducts research and education and provides advice within
following main scientific areas:

    •   Sustainable exploitation of living aquatic resources
    •   Structure and function of marine ecosystems
    •   Aquaculture, rearing methods and environmental effects
    •   Fish health and fish welfare
    •   Health and food safety
    •   Enhanced utilization of raw materials
    •   Quality assurance systems and traceability
    •   Fish release and restoration of habitats

8   DTU Aqua, Technical University of Denmark
DTU Aqua’s Vision
Conduct useful research - for the environment, fisheries, trade, consumers
and society in general. The vision is fulfilled through:

    ●   Research of high international standard
    ●   Relevant and applicable advice and services to public authorities
    ●   Teaching on undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate level
    ●   Communication
    ●   Industrial collaboration/Innovation

9   DTU Aqua, Technical University of Denmark
The Research Vessel DANA

     • DANA is a multi-purpose vessel.
     • DANA was built in 1980-81 in Aarhus, especially for marine
       research purposes.
     • DANA is 78,5 m long and has a tonnage of 2545 t.
     • DANA is on expedition ca. 150 days a year for DTU Aqua.

10   DTU Aqua, Technical University of Denmark
DTU Aqua’s small research vessels

                   Havfisken                     Havkatten

                   Havmusen                      Havtasken

11   DTU Aqua, Technical University of Denmark
Thank you for your attention!

Shared By: