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UNIVERSITY OF AZORES - INSTITUTO DO MAR (IMAR)

Overview

Institute of Marine Research (IMAR) is a private and non-profit organisation, recognised as being of public utility. The founding members of IMAR are the majority of the Portuguese universities that undertake research in Marine Science and Technology, and so IMAR integrates these research units. IMAR-UAc (the IMAR unit of the University of Azores) includes several researchers from the University of Azores (mostly belonging to the Department of Oceanography and Fisheries - DOP) and researchers employed by IMAR. IMAR offers TA services for ASSEMBLE Plus, for which CCMAR is the Portugese partner.

This unit has a strong expertise on oceanic studies, with teams working on fisheries, aquaculture, oceanography, genetics, ecology, ecotoxicology, biotechnology and telemetry.  MAR-UAc promotes R&D in marine sciences and technology, multidisciplinary marine research, education, and links with governmental and private organisations and with the society as a whole. Presently, IMAR-UAc is developing its research activities under 5 interconnected themes: Global Change, Blue Economy, Technology, Governance and Literacy.

Ecosystems

  • Pelagic and mesopelagic realms
  • Seamounts
  • Hydrothermal vents
  • Mid-ocean ridges
  • Abyssal plains

 

Ecosystem access

  • Research vessel
  • Inflatable boat
  • ROV
  • Lander
  • Diving
  • In-situ laboratories (located at Condor sea-mount and shallow water hydrothermal vent field)

 

Biological resources

  • Key deep-sea and pelagic taxa: benthic invertebrates, soft-bodied animals, fishes and vulnerable megafauna (e.g. cold water corals, cetaceans, seabirds, sea-turtles and sharks)
  • Wild and cultivated marine organisms

 

Experimental facilities and technology platforms

  • Aquaria (ex: AquaLab and CoralLab)
  • Wet lab
  • Histology & Sclerochronology
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Ecotoxicology & Analytical Chemistry
  • Oceanography
  • Optical microscopy
  • Storage room
  • Freezers and ultrafreezers 
  • Temporary storage, treatment and preservation of biological samples

 

Associated services

  • Expert advice applied to: Marine Environment; Monitoring and Conservation; Aquaculture and Fisheries; Biotechnology; Others (pilot and tailored studies)
  • Supporting facilities for holding events (meetings, conferences, workshops, courses)
  • Liaising with business
 

The integration of users in the infrastructure will be supported through IMAR-UAc secretariat office. Logistical, technical and scientific advice may be offered, according to the objectives of the individual researchers or teams on similar terms with the resident researchers. 

 

Acronym: 
IMAR
Address: 
Departamento de Oceanografia e Pescas da Universidade dos Açores
Rua Prof. Doutor Frederico Machado, nº4
9901-862 Horta – Azoers
Portugal
E-mail: 

Liaison officer: Eduardo J. L.F. Isidro (eduardo.jl.isidro@uac.pt), cc to: ccmarassemble@ualg.pt

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