State-of-the-art facilities for research, training and services

Located at the heart of the maritime industry and services in the Northern region of Portugal (Leixões harbour). The Centre features well-equipped laboratories for marine and maritime research, technological core platforms, large scale micro and macroalgae cultivation and animal experimentation facilities for freshwater and marine organisms approved by the Portuguese Veterinary Authority.

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World of Aquatic Organisms

The Bioterium of Aquatic Organisms (BOGA) at CIIMAR stands as a state-of-the-art facility committed to the highest standards of experimentation and care for aquatic organisms. From macro and microalgae to fish, cephalopods, and other invertebrates, BOGA provides an exclusive environment for the study and maintenance of these organisms. BOGA plays a vital role in advancing research at CIIMAR, enabling research while promoting the welfare of aquatic organisms

Other Facilities

Besides its headquarters, CIIMAR comprises other partner facilities at five Units from U. Porto – ICBAS and Faculties of Sciences, Engineering, Pharmacy and Law – and at Polytechnic of Porto, Regional Secretariat for Agriculture and Fisheries (RG Madeira) and Portuguese Institute of Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA).

Together with the Algarve Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR-Algarve), CIIMAR constitutes the Associated Laboratory CIMAR.