Fuengirola, Centro Oceanografico de Malaga - I E O

Blanes (Girona), Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Blanes



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Miguel Marqués 21
07190 Esporles, Mallorca  
Islas Baleares SPAIN
Tel : + 34 971 611 716
Fax : + 34 971 611 761
Email : imedeadir@uib.es
Web Site : www.imedea.uib.es
Director : Prof. Joaquín Tintoré Subirana

Type of activities
research only academic, education
policy/planning envir. monitoring
other: technology for environmental applications

Main sectors of research
coastal ecology, ecosystem-scale processes & land use, population genetics & evolution, systematics & taxonomy, living resources (e.g. fisheries, aquaculture), microbiology, physiology, land-ocean interactions, water quality & pollution, environmental impact assessment, environment & health, climate & climate change, ocean-atmosphere interactions, ocean circulation, paleobiology , biogeochemical cycles, modelling (oceanographic models, population dynamics, non-linear models, fluid dynamics, social systems dynamics models, GIS modelling)

Current major projects
  • Marine Environment and Security for the European Area. VI FP EU. SIP3-CT-2003-502885. (2004 - 2008)
  • Towards accreditation and certification of age determination of aquatic resources. COST VFP EU. G5CA-CT-2002-01891. (2002 - 2006).
  • Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function. Network of Excellence (NoE). VI FP EU. GOCE-CT-2003-505446. (2004 - 2009).
  • Life cycle transformations among HAB species, and the environmental and physiological factors that regulate them. Specific Targeted Research Projects (STREP). VI FP EU.. STREP FP6-2003-Global-2. (2004 - 2007).
  • Mediterranean ocean Forecasting System: Toward Environmental Predictions. V FP EU. EVK3-CT-2002-00075 (2003 - 2006).
  • International double blind study for the identification of Pseudomonas species. Health Canada (Ministerio de Salud del Canadá). (2003 - 2006).
  • Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning. Network of Excellence (NoE), VI FP EU. GOCE-2003-505446. (2004 - 2009).
  • Implementation of high-throughput genomic approaches to investigate the functioning of marine ecosystems and the biology of marine organisms. Network of Excellence (NoE), VI FP EU. GOCE-CT-2004-505403. (2004 - 2008).
  • Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning. Network of Excellence (NoE), VI FP EU. GOCE-CT-2003-505446. (2004 - 2009).

  • Number of local permanent staff
    scientists : 42 others : 65

    Indoor surface area (m2) available for
    research : 1200 teaching : 10000
    others : 500

    Conference room
    no yes (number of seats : 40 )

    Research vessel(s)
    less than 12 m in length; number of vessels : 4
    more than 12 m in length; number of vessels :
    Brief description of vessels and on board scientific equipment :
    Rodman (11.20m), Valiant DR600 and 2 research vessels.
    Basic instrumentation on-board, most of it portable.

    Other major research facilities and equipment
    * Field equipment: diving equipment, CTDs, correntimeters, buoys, sonars, radars, data-loggers, etc.
    * Laboratory facilities & equipment: instrumentation used in marine and natural resources research. A new building is being constructed at the moment which will double our research facilities and increase at a great extent our instrumentation. Field marine research station.

    Ecosystem types available nearby
    Posidonia seabeds, rocky littoral ecosystems, marine reserves

    Areas of taxonomic expertise
    ichthyology, phytoplankton, copepods, sea birds

    Specimen collections
    yes no
      Brief description :

    Hosting facilities for visiting scientists
    yes no

    Training courses
    yes no
    advanced courses (PhD programs)

    Capacity and brief description of library
    service online

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


    CIESM Guide of Marine Research Institutes