Systems toxicology of Atlantic cod

Coastal zones and oceans constitute an essential fundament for Norway’s history as well as current economy, providing ecosystem services for fisheries, aquaculture, transport, tourism, and recreation. The petroleum activities in Norwegian waters have been crucial for Norway’s financial growth and in financing the Norwegian welfare state. As the pressure on the oceans continuously increases, both the petroleum industry and the seafood industries have acknowledged that awareness and actions are required to maintain a healthy marine environment to secure Norway´s future marine bioeconomy. Marine industries must also comply with governmental and international regulations regarding sustainable practices of marine activities, and novel technologies are needed in order to efficiently cope with such future demands.

The goal of the dCod-project is to combine the competencies in environmental toxicology, biology, bioinformatics and mathematics across the traditional department boundaries, to create a deeper understanding of cods' adaptations and reactions to stressors in the environment. The projects aims to generate large amounts of experimental data to be the basis of mathematical models that can describe these responses based on different scenarios. Furthermore, the overall goal is to create a tool for environmental monitoring and risk assessment that can be used in assessing the impacts of for example the oil industry, sewage discharge into harbours and industrial discharge into Norwegian fjords.

The project is associated with the Centre for Digital Life Norway.

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Project created: 5th Feb 2017

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