Kristineberg Center is an open partnership founded to accelerate the transition to a sustainable blue economy. The mission is to advance the implementation of research and knowledge.
The oceans face many challenges, but at the same time, there are many opportunities for making better use of marine resources and contributing to sustainable development. That’s why seven actors founded Kristineberg Center. The goal is to accelerate sustainable blue growth and at the same time, contribute to achieving the environmental goals and sustainable development goals regarding the ocean and water.
Kristineberg Center for Marine Research and Innovation unites actors, enhances and co-develops resources and initiatives, and boosts co-operation and co-creation by acting as an intermediary between academia, the public sector, and industry. The center was initiated by the University of Gothenburg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Innovatum Science Park, and the Municipality of Lysekil, with initial support from Region Västra Götaland, and the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management. The centre is located at Kristineberg, west of Fiskebäckskil in Sweden.
Kristineberg Center offers a marine research and innovation environment including infrastructure and services for researchers, companies, entrepreneurs, and the public sector. The center also initiates national and international research projects and participates in strategic initiatives for a sustainable blue economy.
At Kristineberg Center, there are unique marine test environment, both in the laboratories, at sea, and on land. At Kristineberg, there are ships, field and diving equipment, laboratories, seawater systems, and offices that can be used by both researchers and companies.
Unique opportunities for research
Kristineberg is a resource for education and skills development in several marine disciplines and technologies. With the proximity to Gullmarsfjorden’s species-rich marine ecosystem, a unique research environment has been developed for more than 140 years. Researchers get access to well-equipped laboratories, advanced instruments, historical data, ships, diving equipment, restaurants, and accommodation.
The network includes both national and international actors who offer everything from innovation and business support, design and manufacturing, to establishment and marketing.