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I. N. S. T. M.

Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer
28, rue 2 Mars 1934
2025 Salammbo   TUNISIA

Tel : + 216 71 730 548
Fax : + 216 71 732 622
Email :  
Web Site : www.instm.agrinet.tn
Director : Dr Hechmi Missaoui

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

Main sectors of research
marine resources, aquaculture, stock assessment, fishing technology, marine products, fish pathology

Current major projects
stock assessment, environmental monitoring, oceanography

Number of local permanent staff
scientists : 48 others : 15

Indoor surface area (m2) available for
research : 15000 teaching :
others :

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 : 2
Brief description of vessels and on board scientific equipment :
benthic and pelagic trawling, hydroacoustic equipment, oceanographic equipment

Other major research facilities and equipment
laboratory of fish treatment, cold room

Ecosystem types available nearby
gulfs, lagoons, islands

Areas of taxonomic expertise
benthos, plankton, invertebrates, vertebrates

Specimen collections
yes no
  Brief description :
  we have an authoritative collection of different groups of Mediterranean marine organisms ; this collection is not complete but already considerable

Hosting facilities for visiting scientists
yes no

Training courses
yes no

Capacity and brief description of library
40 000 documents collected since 1920 ; exchange of reviews and notes

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


CIESM Guide of Marine Research Institutes