Sletvik field station

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Sletvik field station is located in Agdenes community. The station was built by the Germans during world war II and has since been used as town hall, school and shop, before the university took over the building in 1976.

The decor of the station is done with regard to field courses in botany, zoology and ecology, and after a renovation in the early nineties, the station has room for 45 students plus leaders, totaling 50 people.

In the main building, there is a kitchen and dining room, a living room, a wet laboratory, two large teaching laboratories and two smaller laboratories. In addition, there are a number of bedrooms, a sauna, a laundry room and showers. Additional bedrooms are located in an annex (barracks), which also contains living for leaders and shower room. Accommodations are quadruple rooms with bunk beds.

Besides the time the department organizes its field courses, Sletvik field station is leased to other internal and external users. According to NTNU guidelines, the station may be rented out for events organized by NTNU, in addition to field instruction. For internal use, please contact Anita Kaltenborn, e-mail:




Anita Kaltenborn
Senior Engineer

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Sletvik. Foto


The call invites all European scientists to submit a research proposal to undertake field experiments at the unique bay of Hopavågen (in mid-Norway).

This semi-enclosed lagoon is sheltered from wind and waves and is a mesocosm by itself. It is ideal to study interrelations between physical, chemical and biological processes, ecohydraulics and transport processes.

The Sletvik field station is located 300 m from the lagoon and offers accommodation and laboratory space. Available hydraulic instrumentation: acoustic Doppler velocimeters, ADCP, current meters and water level loggers.

The facilities are made available free-of-charge with travel and subsistence support for scientists involved. The European Commission finances access for groups of researchers who work in the EU and Associated States.