Puerto Real, Instituto de Ciencias Marinas de Andalucia

Palma de Mallorca, Centro Oceanografico de Baleares - I E O



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C/ Carretera de la Azohia s/n
30860 Puerto de Mazarron   SPAIN
Tel : + 34 968 153 339 / 159
Fax : + 34 968 153 934
Email : comurcia@mu.ieo.es
Web Site : http://www.mu.ieo.es/
Director :
Dr José María Bellido Millán

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

Main sectors of research
marine aquaculture

Current major projects
aquaculture reproduction, nutrition, culture techniques (Dicentrarchus, Sparus, Diplodus, Dentex, Seriola, etc.)

Number of local permanent staff
scientists : 4 others : 15

Indoor surface area (m2) available for
research : 2800 teaching :
others :

Conference room
no yes (number of seats : 25 )

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
sea water, fresh water and aeration systems (pumps, pipes, compressors) ;
filtering, sterilising, heating and cooling seawater systems ;
refrigerating and freezing store rooms ;
fibreglass culture tanks (total 244 m3) ;
concrete culture tanks (822 m3) ;
diverse laboratory equipment : microscopy, image analyzer, histology, liofilisation, cryopreservation, spectrophotometry, protein and fat analyses

Ecosystem types available nearby

Areas of taxonomic expertise

Specimen collections
yes no
  Brief description :

Hosting facilities for visiting scientists
yes no

Training courses
yes no

Capacity and brief description of library

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


CIESM Guide of Marine Research Institutes