Trieste, Laboratorio di Biologia Marina

Trieste, Dipartimento di Oceanologia e Geofisica Ambientale - DOGA



Back to map of Italy


Viale Romolo Gessi, 2
34123 Trieste   ITALY
Tel : + 39 040 305 403
Fax : + 39 040 308 941
Email :
Web Site :
Director : Dr Roberto Purini

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

Main sectors of research
physical oceanography, chemical oceanography

Current major projects
UE/MATER, UE/VEINS, PRISMA (italian project on the Adriatic Sea)

Number of local permanent staff
scientists : 6 others : 7

Indoor surface area (m2) available for
research : 1000 teaching :
others : 750

Conference room
no yes (number of seats : 50 )

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

Other major research facilities and equipment
CTD profiler, current meters, nutrient autoanalyzers, gas chrom., salinometers, mass spectrometer, meteo-marin station, platform and various automated systems

Ecosystem types available nearby
coastal area, estuaries, lagoons

Areas of taxonomic expertise

Specimen collections
yes no
  Brief description :

Hosting facilities for visiting scientists
yes no
50 m2 (1 person)

Training courses
yes no

Capacity and brief description of library
11.000 titles with a historical section

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


CIESM Guide of Marine Research Institutes