Messina, Istituto Sperimentale Talassografico

Isola di San Domenico, Stazione Idrobiologica Umberto D'Ancona



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P. le Mascagni, 1
57127 Livorno   ITALY
Tel : + 39 0586 807 287
Fax : + 39 0586 809 149
Email :
Web Site :
Director : Dr Stefano De Ranieri

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

Main sectors of research
fisheries management, fisheries techniques, aquaculture

Current major projects
* demersal resources evaluation ;
* impact of fishery and environment on hake recruitment in NW-Mediterranean ;
* hake set gears fisheries in Mediterranean and E-Atlantic waters ;
* environmental impact of dredging sediments

Number of local permanent staff
scientists : 10 others : 5

Indoor surface area (m2) available for
research : 100 teaching : 45
others : 40

Conference room
no yes (number of seats : 50 )

Research vessel(s)
less than 12 m in length; number of vessels : 2
more than 12 m in length; number of vessels : 1
Brief description of vessels and on board scientific equipment :

Other major research facilities and equipment
sampling instruments

Ecosystem types available nearby
coastal environments, soft and rocky bottoms, Meloria shoals, estuaries, Toscany archipelago islands

Areas of taxonomic expertise
fishes, macrozoobenthos, melofauna, phytozoobenthos, phanerogams

Specimen collections
yes no
  Brief description :
    osteichthyes, cephalopods and echinoderms of Northern Tyrrhenian Sea

Hosting facilities for visiting scientists
yes no

Training courses
yes no

Capacity and brief description of library
3000 books

Type of research institution
governmental, national governmental, local
international academic
private other: public administrative consortium, non profit


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