Genova, Istituto di Scienze Ambientali Marine

Cesenatico, Lab. di Riferimento Naz. per le Biotossine Marine



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Università di Bologna
Viale Adriatico 1/N
61032 Fano   ITALY
Tel : + 39 0721 802 689/802 736
Fax : + 39 0721 801 654
Email :
Web Site : 
Director : Prof. Corrado Piccinetti

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

Main sectors of research
population genetics & evolution, living resources (e.g. fisheries, aquaculture)

Current major projects
* GRUND - Trawl Survey (starting date: 1985; duration: continue)
* MEDITS - Trawl Survey (starting date: 1994; duration: 11 years)

Number of local permanent staff
scientists : 6 others : 4

Indoor surface area (m2) available for
research : 1800 teaching : 1200
others : 800

Conference room
no yes (number of seats : 150 )

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 :
Andrea - 29,15 mt: fishing equipments; demersal fishing gears

Other major research facilities and equipment
microscope instruments for DNA analysis

Ecosystem types available nearby
coastal sand (Venus + Owenia)

Areas of taxonomic expertise
Adriatic Sea

Specimen collections
yes no
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Hosting facilities for visiting scientists
yes no

Training courses
yes no
advanced courses, workshops

Capacity and brief description of library
1500 books on marine biology, 120 revues

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


CIESM Guide of Marine Research Institutes