Blanes (Girona), Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Blanes

Barcelona, GRC Geociències Marines



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Pg. Maritim de la Barceloneta, 37-49
08003 Barcelona   SPAIN
Tel : + 34 93 230 95 00
Fax : + 34 93 230 95 55
Email :
Web Site :
Director : Dr Albert Palanques Monteys

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

Main sectors of research
marine biology, renewable resources, marine geology, physical oceanography

Current major projects

Number of local permanent staff
scientists : 32 others : 47

Indoor surface area (m2) available for
research : 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 : 1
Brief description of vessels and on board scientific equipment :
37 m length ; hydrographic winches, CTD, ADCP, echosounders, 12 scientifics

Other major research facilities and equipment
off-shore oceanographic equipment, analysis laboratories, electron microscopy, biological collections, computing center

Ecosystem types available nearby

Areas of taxonomic expertise

Specimen collections
yes no
  Brief description :
    marine fishes : from Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean (south & east central), Terra del Fuego, Pacific Ocean (Mexico area) ;
crustacea decapoda : we have two collections, one constituted by species from Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean (southeastern) and Pacific Ocean (Mexico area), and the other is the Zariquiey Collection, constituted by 10,000 species mainly from the Catalan Sea (located in Mediterranean Sea between Catalonia and Balearic Islands) ;
cephalopods : small collection mainly from Mediterranean Sea

Hosting facilities for visiting scientists
yes no

Training courses
yes no
PhD courses on marine science, in cooperation with UPC and Ub universities

Capacity and brief description of library
total surface : 210 mē ; total seats : 12 ; serial titles : 1274 ; current titles : 409 ; books : 5266 ;
subjects covered : marine biology and ecology, marine geology, fisheries, physical oceanography

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


CIESM Guide of Marine Research Institutes