Bari, Laboratorio di Biologia Marina
ISTITUTO DI RICERCHE SULLA PESCA MARITTIMA


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CNR
Largo Fiera della Pesca
60125 Ancona   ITALY
Tel : + 39 071 207 881
Fax : + 39 071 55 313
Email : m.marini@ismar.cnr.it
Web Site : http://www.ismar.cnr.it/organizzazione/sedi-territoriali-u.o.s./ancona
Section head : Dr Mauro Marini

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

Main sectors of research
physical oceanography, chemical oceanography, fishery biology, fishing technology, mariculture, marine acoustics, artificial reefs, population dynamics

Current major projects
* PRISMA ;
* PNRA ;
* MATER ;
* evaluation of factors which can increase natural mortality in clam stocks : pathogenic agent research ;
* clam stocks evaluations ;
* development of new techniques for open-sea mariculture ;
* theoretical formulation and experimental verification of design indexes for the safe operation of Mediterranean fishing vessels at sea ;
* stocks assessment on Engraulis encrasicolus and Sardina pilchardus of the Adriatic Sea (dynamic population and echosurvey methods) ;
* contribution to the study of the selectivity and intercalibration of fishing gears used for demersal fish stock assessment in Italy ;
* Fish Ageing by Otolith Shape Analysis (FAbOSA) ;
* sport fisheries in eastern Mediterranean (Greece & Italy) : parameters estimates, linkages and conflicts with professional fisheries ;
* development and predictive model of cod-end selectivity ;
* discards from the Adriatic small pelagic fishery ;
* the composition and fate of discards from Nephrops trawling in Scottish and Italian waters ;
* Seasonal, Interannual and decAdal variability of the atmosPhere, oceanS and related marIne ecosystems (SINAPSI) ;
* coastal zone management and studies on artificial reefs

Number of local permanent staff
scientists : 16 others : 22

Indoor surface area (m2) available for
research : 463 teaching : 207
others : 97

Conference room
no yes (number of seats : 50 )

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 :
M/N 'S. Lo Bianco' : off shore research activity (Mediterranean Sea) ; it is equiped with the most modern navigation, fishing and research devices ; it has a wet and dry lab and a refrigerator at -20 C and one at +4 C ; gross tonnage : 130.00 GRT ; length : 30 m ; width : 6.90 m ; speed : 10.5 knots ; crew : 7 and 8 scientists ;
Pilotina 'Tecnopesca II' : coastal research activity ; built in 1989 in fiberglass ; it is used for coastal sampling activity with fixed gears (trammel nets, pots, long lines) and for oceanographic sampling inshore ; gross tonnage : 24.5 GRT ; length : 16.25 m ; width : 4.33 m ; speed : 13 knots ; crew : 2 and scientists up to 8 (5 beds)

Other major research facilities and equipment
* oceanographic instrumentation : various kind of CTD (SBE 911 plus, SBE 19), rosette and carousel, salinometers, seacat, tide gauges, and current meters ;
* chemical laboratory for nutrients analysis, oxygen and chlorophyll ;
* underwater research equipment : UW TV camera, UW photo equipment, UW engine for fast movements ;
* net workshop with breaking load testing machine ;
* 'ARIA' system for noise and vibration measurements on board of fishing vessels ;
* electronic equipment for the acoustic evaluation of pelagic fish and krill biomass

Ecosystem types available nearby
sandy shallow water areas, rocky shore areas, artificial reefs areas

Areas of taxonomic expertise
fishes, decapods

Specimen collections
yes no
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Hosting facilities for visiting scientists
yes no
16 m2 (a small guest-quarters, maximum 2 persons in a single room)

Training courses
yes no
training for fisheries inspectors

Capacity and brief description of library
books : 1800 ; scientific magazines : 670 ; 14200 miscellaneous scientific papers

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

 

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