Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research

The CIIMAR – Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research - is a research and advanced training institution of the University of Porto. Its mission is to develop high-quality research, promote technological development and support public policies in the area of Marine and Environmental Sciences.

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CIIMAR article in the Nature Communications journal

Kartik Sunagar and Agostinho Antunes discovered that the marine snail Conus geographus can surprisingly modify the toxic composition of their venom in the presence of a predatory or defensive stimulus


MAPS – Madeira Archipelago Pre-Seamount Stages: Oceanographic campaign around Madeira Archipelago

Manfred Kaufmann, researcher of CIIMAR - Madeira will participate in the oceanographic campaign POS466 onboard the German research vessel FS Poseidon from 2nd to 18th of March.


1st International Marine Science Communication Conference

IMSCC 2014 will be helded at Hotel Ipanema Porto on September 8-9, 2014.

Highlighted Publication

CIIMAR developed the first database on HNS

This database contains information regarding the 120 largest spills around the world from 1947 to 2011.

Upcoming Events

16 Jun 2014

Advanced Course

Introductory statistics and programming with R for biological sciences

This course will focus on fundamental statistical techniques and it is open to students and researchers. The course will be held at CIIMAR between 16 an 20 of June, 2014

Date: 2014-06-16 to 2014-03-20  ·  Location: CIIMAR
5 May 2014


6th Edition of the Laboratory Animal Sciences – Aquatic Species Course (CAL-AQUA)

The CIIMAR, through the Bioterium of Aquatic Organisms (BOGA), will organize the 6th Edition of the CAL-AQUA, between 5th and 9th May 2014.

Date: 2014-05-05 to 2014-05-09  ·  Location: CIIMAR

Ocean Forecast

Ocean forecast products for the NW Iberian Margin, as well as access to historical oceanographic data are currently available through the CIIMAR's Coastal & Ocean Dynamics Laboratory webpage



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