Esporles, Instituto Mediterraneo de Estudios Avanzados

Barcelona, Institut de Ciencies del Mar



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Camino de Sta. Barbara, s/n
17300 Blanes (Girona)   SPAIN
Tel : + 34 972 33 61 01
Fax : + 34 972 33 78 06
Email :
Web Site :
Director : Dr Daniel Martin Sintes

Type of activities
research only academic, education
policy/planning envir. monitoring

Main sectors of research
aquatic ecology, oceanography, fisheries

Current major projects
total major projects : 20
main titles :
* valoración de la reducción de la biodiversidad de las comunidades de macroinvertebrados acuáticos debida a la toxicidad potencial de las comunidades de cianobacterias y al incremento de la precipitación de carbonatos ;
* biomarkers in marine sponges ;
* TOROS : biogeochemistry of an acidic and metal-rich river-estuary system ;
* mortalidad natural y por pesca en peces litorales del mediterráneo ;
* chemical ecology of the recruitment of submerges surfaces by benthonic organisms as a basis for a new alternative antifouling systems

Number of local permanent staff
scientists : 17 others : 10

Indoor surface area (m2) available for
research : 4500 teaching :
others :

Conference room
no yes (number of seats : )

Research vessel(s)
less than 12 m in length; number of vessels : 5
more than 12 m in length; number of vessels :
Brief description of vessels and on board scientific equipment :

Other major research facilities and equipment
ecology laboratories, chemical oceanography laboratory, biological oceanography laboratory, radioactive laboratory, histological laboratory and image analysis laboratory

Ecosystem types available nearby
rocky ecosystems and sandy ecosystems

Areas of taxonomic expertise
algae, phanerogams, polychaetes, sponges, crustaceans, fishes

Specimen collections
yes no
  Brief description :

Hosting facilities for visiting scientists
yes no

Training courses
yes no

Capacity and brief description of library
journals on marine and fresh-water biology and ecology, chemical and biological oceanography ; capacity of books : 400 ; capacity of journals : 200 ; capacity of reports/articles : 4000

Type of research institution
governmental, national governmental, local
international academic
private other:


CIESM Guide of Marine Research Institutes