Sweden is unique due to Allemansrätten, the right to public access, which gives the opportunity to visit the archipelago that is beautiful this time of the year.
The University of Gothenburg offers the ASC participants a full day excursion to Kosterhavet National Park and Tjärnö Marine Biological Laboratory. Take the opportunity to discover Swedish nature, coral reefs, and innovative research facilities.
Kosterhavet National Park is Sweden's first marine national park and is located in the municipalities of Strömstad and Tanum. Kosterhavet is made up of everything from shallow eelgrass meadows to deep hard bottoms, and it has an unusual abundance of animals, plants and algae. About 6,000 different species live in the shallow coves and on the rocky shores. The waters around Koster conceal many fauna and algae that are not present anywhere else in Swedish seas. One of Sweden's two known coral reefs is here.
At Tjärnö Marine Biological Laboratory, we will visit several research facilities such as the Seaweed house, used for macroalgae aquaculture research and development of blue biotechnology.
08:00 Departure from Gothenburg (Bus departs från Svenska Mässan, entrance 8)
10:00 Meeting with researchers and guided tour at Tjärnö Marine Biological Laboratory
12:00 Boat tour to Ekenäs, Koster
12:30 Lunch and visit to Naturrum Kosterhavet
15:00 Boat tour back to Tjärnö through the Koster archipelago
18:00 Arrival in Gothenburg
Fee: 27 EUR (lunch and coffee included in the price)
Registration: Via conference registration
Registration deadline: 15 August 2019
Max number of participants: 45 (first registered, first served)
Photo: Frida Winter, Göteborg&Co