The Technical University of Denmark is a self-governed university that operates at a high international level in a wide array of research areas within science and technology. The Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) provides research, education and advice concerning sustainable exploitation of living marine and fresh water resources and conducts the Danish national monitoring on fish and fisheries for the EU. DTU Aqua conducts research across a wide range of marine and freshwater disciplines, principally focusing on fisheries and aquaculture production and the underlying processes.
DTU Aqua has a high international standing within marine sciences and technology and extensive experience in coordinating and managing scientific projects, including the coordination of EU framework projects (e.g. DISCARDLESS, MYFISH, EURO-BASIN, SUNFISH, MEECE, PROTECT, FACTS, UTOFIA). It has on-going activities in applied marine technology and has a wealth of experience in communicating and engaging with stakeholders and policy makers. The Danish Shellfish Centre within DTU Aqua, is the leading research group in the world for conducting research on mussel mitigation cultures and has extensive knowledge and experience in establishing and producing mussels.