Cross Atlantic Sea Lice:
Norway-Canada Partnership

The goal of the project is to develop collaborative research activities between leading researchers and research institutions involved in sea lice research in Canada and Norway; specifically, between the University of Bergen, Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island and the University of Victoria related to sea lice.

Provides international expertise 
Together with the Sea Lice Research Centre at the University of Bergen the initiative provides a significant number of students and researchers an experience in international expertise in the field of salmon lice and its interaction with the host.

Summer school and winter workshops
In total 48 students and 40 researchers will meet and discuss salmon lice related experiments during summer courses in 2016, 2017 and 2018, as well as three winter workshops that focus on developing proposals and collaborations. The first winter workshop took place in Prince Edwards Island, focusing on developing new research collaboration to tackle the copepods.

The workshops provide a more productive environment to permit complex discussion, to ensure that all viewpoints are adequately explored, build consensus around research questions, share methodologies and tasks to identify gaps in current knowledge.

The students involved will gain access to a broader range of research activities and techniques as well as being able to communicate with international experts in sea lice research.