8-9 September 2014
CIIMAR - Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research - is a research and advanced training institution of the University of Porto, Portugal. Its mission is to develop high-quality research, promote technological development and support public policies in the area of Marine and Environmental Sciences.
CIIMAR hosts 27 research groups, organized in 3 research lines, with a scientific staff of more than 250 researchers with diverse backgrounds. Through the integration of different disciplines, the centre aims to contribute to the understanding of the biological, physical and chemical processes which occur in the ocean and the coastal zones, for the sustainable use of aquatic resources and the evaluation of the impact of human activities on the ecosystems. The translation of the scientific research into tangible benefits for society is an important objective which is pursued through the implementation of five transversal programs.
CIIMAR is a renowned centre for advanced training of researchers in Marine Sciences due to its interdisciplinary nature. It supports several MSc courses, the national Doctoral Program in Environmental and Marine Sciences and the European Doctoral Program on Marine Ecosystem Health and Conservation.
Please check our website www.ciimar.up.pt for more information.