Instituto Espanol de Oceanografía
The basic functions of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) are: - Performing scientific research in the fields of oceanography and marine sciences and the multidisciplinary study of the sea. - Advising the State's General Administration as far as general fisheries and marine policy are concerned. - Representing Spain at international fisheries and marine sciences organisations. - Promoting cooperation in marine research at regional, national and International level. - Training of marine researchers and dissemination of oceanographic knowledge.
Calle del Corazón de María, 8 28002 Madrid (SPAIN)
Zone d'intervention (au maximun 100 mots):
MARINE ENVIRONMENT -Temporal variability and trends of oceanographic conditions and biological communities -Oceanographic processes in relation to living marine resources -Harmful marine organisms -Levels, trends and effects of pollutants on marine resources MARINE AQUACULTURE -Improvement of culture techniques in commercially exploited species (fish, molluscs, seaweeds) -Development of culture techniques in species already tested for aquaculture, but not yet commercially exploited -Biology and development of experimental-scale rearing techniques of species potentially suitable for aquaculture FISHERIES ASSESSMENT -Biology and dynamics of exploited species -Stock assessment of species of interest for the Spanish fleet -Improvement of the metodology of stock assessment cruises
Nom du premier responsable de l’organisation:
Dr. Eduardo Balguerias Guerra
The Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) was created in 17 April 1914.and is a public research body devoted to research into marine sciences, especially in terms of the scientific knowledge of oceans, sustainability of fisheries resources and the marine environment. IEO depends on the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, directly reporting to the Secretariat of State for Research. IEO not only carries out basic and applied research, it also provides scientific and technological advice to the administrations on matters relating to oceanography and marine sciences. In fact, according to the Maritime Fisheries Act of 2001, IEO is the government's research and advisory body in terms of sectoral fisheries policy. In addition, it is Spain's scientific and technological representative at most of the international forums and bodies related with the sea and its resources. IEO is an independent body, with its own legal personality and assets, and has around 700 employees – 80 % of which are researchers and personnel supporting research IEO's budget exceeds the sum of 65 million euros and has a wide geographical coverage and important facilities. It has its main headquarters in Madrid and nine oceanographic centres on the coast: A Coruña, Balearic Islands (Palma), Cadiz, Canary Islands (Tenerife), Gijon, Malaga, Murcia, Santander and Vigo; five plants for marine fish farming testing; twelve tide gauge stations and a satellite receiving station. Its oceanographic fleet, made up of over twenty vessels, has eight important oceanographic ships, among which attention should be drawn to Cornide de Saavedra, that is 68 metres long, and the 46-metre long sister ships, Ramon Margalef and Angeles Alvariño. The Spanish Oceanographic Institute performs basic and applied research work in the fields of oceanography and marine sciences, as well as for the scientific-technological development and maintenance of industrial, social and business activities, in order to enhance scientific knowledge of oceans and their sustainable use.
Recherche et enseignement supérieur