Marine Research Institute

The Marine Research Institute. Its role is to conduct research on the marine environment around Iceland and its living resources, to provide advice to the government on catch levels and conservation measures and to inform the government, the fishery sector and the public about the sea and its living resources. The headquarters are in Reykjavik. There are six branches around the country and strong links to the universities in Iceland. The MRI runs three research vessels, has a staff of approx. 160 and an annual budget of about USD 14 million.