Education & Outreach
Working together to promote ocean literacy
CIIMAR is responsible for the development and implementation of several Ocean Literacy campaigns and exhibitions, in order to improve the knowledge and public perception of science, aquatic biodiversity and conservation. CIIMAR participates in numerous public events and science communication displays aimed to promote the dissemination of research to society. CIIMAR Open Day, coinciding with Leixões Port Day, constitutes our major public dissemination event, with an average of 20.000 visitors.
CIIMAR is responsible for a broad educational offer, which includes guided visits to CIIMAR, lectures (presential or online), laboratory and field activities (e.g. beach cleaning and observation of intertidal biodiversity). All activities are available by booking in advance through the link bellow.
Meet our partners
CIIMAR also develops science outreach activities with a variety of local partners at regional and international level.
CIIMAR is also responsible for the scientific management of two Environmental Monitoring and Interpretation Centres (CMIAs) through cooperation protocols with the City Councils of Vila do Conde and Matosinhos.