Isola di San Domenico, Stazione Idrobiologica Umberto D'Ancona

Ischia (Napoli), Laboratorio di Ecologia del Benthos



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Viale San Bartolomeo 400
19138 La Spezia   ITALY
Tel : + 39 0187 5271
Fax : + 39 0187 527 700
Email :
Web Site :
Director : Rtd. Hank Ort

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

Main sectors of research
underwater acoustics

Current major projects
the Scientific Programme of Work for 2000 contains 15 projects

Number of local permanent staff
scientists : 43 others : 130

Indoor surface area (m2) available for
research : 2768 teaching :
others : 2381

Conference room
no yes (number of seats : 100 )

Research vessel(s)
less than 12 m in length; number of vessels :
more than 12 m in length; number of vessels : 1
Brief description of vessels and on board scientific equipment :
'Alliance' : 93 m ;
the 'Alliance' delivered in 1988, the quietest acoustic research vessel in the world ;
the workboat 'Manning' is due to be replaced in 2002

Other major research facilities and equipment
electronic acoustic and ocean engineering support and oceanographic calibration

Ecosystem types available nearby

Areas of taxonomic expertise

Specimen collections
yes no
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Hosting facilities for visiting scientists
yes no

Training courses
yes no
annual summer research assistant programme for 12 postgraduate students

Capacity and brief description of library
books : 9000
bound volumes of journals : 10 000
current journal subscriptions : 120

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


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