Sustainable Ocean Exploitation


CIIMAR – Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research –  is a research and advanced training institution hosted by the University of Porto and uses this knowledge-base to promote the natural capital and the sustained management of marine resources through monitoring of ecosystems health, optimisation of aquaculture, and biotechnological exploitation of the resources for environmental and human health applications.

CIIMAR is organized into 3 Thematic Lines lead by three senior scientists, hosting 27 Research Groups, covering a wide range of scientific expertises and sharing a common vision: “Contribute to the Knowledge of the Ocean as a basis for the sustainable management and exploitation of resources”.

CIIMAR provides innovative solutions and products responding to actual economic and societal challenges and assembles understanding and knowledge on physical, chemical and biological dynamics of the coastal and oceanic environments.

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The Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science – INESC TEC is an Associate Laboratory with more than 30 years of experience in R&D and technology transfer. Present in 6 sites in the cities of Porto, Braga and Vila Real, INESC TEC incorporates 13 R&D Centres and one Associate Unit with complementary competences, always looking to the international market.

INESC TEC brings together more than 650 researchers, of which more than 270 have PhDs, forming a robust cluster with complementary skills and with notable international presence. INESC TEC invests in Scientific Research and Technological Development, as well as in Advanced Training and Consulting, Technology Transfer and supports the Establishment of new Technology-based Companies.

INESC TEC was created to act as an interface between the academic world, the world of industry and services and the public administration in Information Technologies, Telecommunications and Electronics (ITT&E).

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