Granada, Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra

Esporles, Instituto Mediterraneo de Estudios Avanzados



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Puerto Pesquero - Apdo 285 -
29640 Fuengirola   SPAIN
Tel : + 34 952 197 124
Fax : + 34 952 463 808
Email :
Web Site :
Director :
Dr Jorge Baro Domínguez

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

Main sectors of research
fisheries (Mediterranean Sea + Atlantic Ocean), marine ecology, contamination, marine culture, marine geology, geophysics

Current major projects
* demersal fisheries (Mediterranean Sea + Atlantic Ocean) ;
* big pelagic and small pelagic fisheries ;
* G.I.S. applied to fisheries, protected areas ;
* fisheries effects ;
* geosciences ;
* oceanography and currents (Gibraltar Strait)

Number of local permanent staff
scientists : 23 others : 32

Indoor surface area (m2) available for
research : 1000 teaching : 100
others : 850

Conference room
no yes (number of seats : 60 )

Research vessel(s)
less than 12 m in length; number of vessels :
more than 12 m in length; number of vessels : 3
Brief description of vessels and on board scientific equipment :
all are equiped with the latest navigational instruments and the necessary installations for collecting samples of water and sediments, determining physical and chemical variables of the sea water, and studying marine flora and fauna ; fisheries research possibilities

Other major research facilities and equipment
spectrofluorimeter, Imagine Analysis System, meteorological station, -80 C freeze, G.I.S. station, microscopes, CTD

Ecosystem types available nearby

Areas of taxonomic expertise
crustaceans, fishes, molluscs, zooplankton, ichthyoplankton, benthos, turtles, mammals

Specimen collections
yes no
  Brief description :

Mediterranean crustacean and fishes : it is part of the old collection from Lozano y Rey, an spanish ichthiologist that published the 'Ictiologia iberica', the collection include fishes, crustacean and some molluscs from Mediterranean mainly (the preservation estate is fair) ;
Central East Atlantic waters fishes : from Guinea Gulf (CECAF Region of FAO), prepared by Ramos et al. in 1996 from fisheries surveys in the region


Hosting facilities for visiting scientists
yes no
50 m2 (2 double apartments)

Training courses
yes no

Capacity and brief description of library
books : 2890 ; periodicals : 350 ; 1 lecture room

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


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