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Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research


CIIMAR (Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research) is a leading research and advanced training institution of the University of Porto, working at the frontier of ocean knowledge and Innovation. CIIMAR fosters an integrated approach to ocean and coastal areas studies: promoting the understanding and knowledge of the biological, physical and chemical dynamics of these environments and the impact of natural and human activities; unraveling the links between these processes; and grasping the functioning of the ecosystems and their responses to global changes.

CIIMAR employes a knowledge-based approaches to promote the natural capital and the sustained management of marine resources through monitoring of the health of ecopsystems, optimisation of aquaculture, and biotechnological exploitation of the resources for environmental and human health applications.

CIIMAR provides innovative solutions and products responding to current economic and societal challenges, including new drugs and marine products for industrial and medicinal needs, water quality, sustainable fisheries, preparedness for and mitigation of oil spills and other emergent contaminants, environmental monitoring & risk assessment, preservation of ecosystems services, ocean & coastal management and Ocean Literacy.

Main Services

CIIMAR Provides acess to microorganism collections (cyanobacteria, bacteria and microalgae); coastal ecosystems, scientific diving, marine station aquaria facilities and laboratories.

Rua dos Bragas 289
4050-123 Porto
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