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CNR - Forte Santa Teresa
19036 Pozzuolo di Lerici
La Spezia, ITALY
Tel : + 39 0187 978 300
Fax : + 39 0187 970 585
Email :
Web Site :
Director : Dr Stefano Aliani

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

Main sectors of research
study of the circulation & processes, at different time scales, from the mesoscale to the seasonal & interannual, in the Mediterranean Sea & Ross Sea (Antartica)

Current major projects
* Mediterranean Targeted Project 'MATER' of CE ;
* Mediterranean Forecasting System Pilot Project (MFSPP) of CE

Number of local permanent staff
scientists : 8 others : 11

Indoor surface area (m2) available for
research : 200 teaching :
others :

Conference room
no yes (number of seats : 60 )

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 :
availability of the CNR R/V Urania

Other major research facilities and equipment
CTD, current meters, floats, moorings

Ecosystem types available nearby

Areas of taxonomic expertise

Specimen collections
yes no
  Brief description :
    * a current time series from 1985 to the present days next to the sill of the Corsica Channel;
* two current time series from 1993 to the present days next to the two sills of the Sicily Strait;
* 6 current meter time series from 1995 to the present days in the Ross Sea (Antartica).

Hosting facilities for visiting scientists
yes no

Training courses
yes no

Capacity and brief description of library
all majors reviews and books dedicated to physical oceanography

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


CIESM Guide of Marine Research Institutes