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    We are environmental certified!
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Welcome to the Lovén Centre!

The Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences at the University of Gothenburg offers a comprehensive marine infrastructure, with several research vessels and smaller boats as well as two stations for research and education. Both stations are located in unique environments on the west coast of Sweden: Kristineberg by the Gullmar fjord and Tjärnö by the Koster fjord. The Lovén Centre brings together groups of researchers both from the University of Gothenburg and other Swedish universities. We also welcome researchers and students from around the world and have good experience in assisting a wide range of research areas.

Both stations have a well-developed running sea-water system, scientific laboratories of high international standard, high-tech instrumentation as well as accommodation and a restaurant. The Lovén Centre’s research vessels and remotely operated vehicles enable to study and collect material from the deepest parts of the Swedish waters.

Are you curious about what our facilities looks like? Read more at Work and study at the Lovén Centre.

 Apply for the KVA fund now! Call for 2016 is open 2 September - 31 October 2015.

Visit our page for weather and water data. Visit our page for the underwater observatory










The Lovén Centre Kristineberg
Address: Kristineberg 566,
SE-451 78 Fiskebäckskil,
Phone: 46 31 786 00 00
Fax: 46 31 786 39 90

The Lovén Centre Tjärnö
Address: SE-452 96 Strömstad, Sweden
Phone: 46 31 786 00 00
Fax: 46 31 786 13 33

Request for space at our field stations and ships on-line

Here you can see the booking schedule for R/V Skagerak for 2015

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