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Examples of thematic areas where Sea and Society are engaged at present.

Aquaculture Centre West facilitates cooperation between science, education and technical development in the area of aquaculture. An important task is to actively transmit new knowledge to the farmers of marine organisms.

Spatial planning at sea is a common denominator for the Maritime Cluster of West Sweden. A long-term holistic perspective is needed in order to be able to utilise the sea and at the same time securing healthy ecosystems.

Marine tourism is an important industry on the Swedish west coast and one of the six focus areas within the Maritime Cluster of West Sweden. The Graduate school also focus on marine tourism by surveying the leisure activities in the coastal area – given the example of the Koster National Park.

Within the Maritime Cluster of West Sweden effort is made to structurally strengthen the existing biotechnology environments in order to attract cooperation and projects both nationally and internationally. The graduate school run a project investigating Antibiotic resistance in marine bacteria.

One project within the graduate school describes the social and economic consequences of the implementation of individual quotas in the commercial fisheries.

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