NIVA Denmark


Non-indigenous species in danish harbors

NIVA Denmark has together with the National History Museum at University of Copenhagen, DTU Aqua, NIRAS A/S and Litehauz ApS carried out the first ever nation-wide study of the occurrence of non-indigenous species in Danish harbours. The study was funded via the Danish Fisheries Agency’s FISK & HAV programme and carried out in close dialogue with the Danish Environmental Protection Agency.


River pearl mussel in Holme Å

Is the river pearl mussel still found in Denmark – and where are the remaining populations? We are investigating this using environmental DNA (eDNA) in a project funded by the Aage V Jensen Foundation and Varde Municipality.


New researcher at NIVA Denmark

This month, NIVA welcomes another new employee. Paulina Ramirez-Monsalve (PhD) has joined our team of researchers and will also be supporting with her expertises in marine governance. Paulina is originally from Colombia but has been living the last 20 years in Denmark. Her background is on production engineering but she developed an interdisciplinary career around environmental aspects, from both a technological and social science point of view.


Monitoring of open Danish marine waters with FerryBox systems

“Photo: Jallafilm”

NIVA Denmark’s report “Monitoring of open Danish marine waters with FerryBox systems” was published in July. This report is the result of a NIVA-led project with Aarhus Unviversity, financed by the Danish EPA. The aim of the project was to investigate how FerryBox measurements can be used in monitoring of the Danish marine environment. The report can be downloaded here:

Welcome to two new employees

This month, NIVA Danmark has added to the number of employees in the office. Paula Ocampo has been hired as a research assistant. Paula has previously been a part of the office through an internship from RUC, where she studies environmental biology. Besides Paula, Simon Andresen Özkan has been hired as a student assistant. Simon studies Environmental Technology at DTU. We welcome the two newcomers to NIVA Denmark.