Ischia (Napoli), Laboratorio di Ecologia del Benthos

Genova, Istituto Idrografico della Marina



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Istituto di Zoologia
UniversitÓ di Genova
Via Balbi, 5
16126 Genova   ITALY
Tel : + 39 010 247 75 37/209 94 65
Fax : + 39 010 247 75 37
Email :
Web Site :
Director : Prof. Giulio Relini and
Prof. Lidia Orsi-Relini

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

Main sectors of research
artificial reefs, fishery biology, fouling, invertebrates ecology, cetaceans

Current major projects
supported by local autorities, E.V., Ministry of Agriculture

Number of local permanent staff
scientists : 3 others : 15

Indoor surface area (m2) available for
research : 150 teaching :
others : 100

Conference room
no yes (number of seats : )

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

Other major research facilities and equipment
mini-rov, scuba, microscope, CTD

Ecosystem types available nearby
quite all of NW Mediterranean

Areas of taxonomic expertise
fishes, cephalopods, decapods, cirripedes

Specimen collections
yes no
  Brief description :
    specific collections are available from single researchers (ex. cephalopods : Prof. Lidia Orsi Relini, cirripeds : Prof. Giulio Relini, etc.)

Hosting facilities for visiting scientists
yes no

Training courses
yes no
they change year to year

Capacity and brief description of library
library of Institute of Zoology

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


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