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CSIC-ICM/ Institute of Marine Sciences (CSIC-ICM)
Native name
CSIC-ICM/ Instituto de Ciencias del Mar
Paseo Marítimo de la Barceloneta, 37-49
+34 932 309500
+34 932 309555
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organisation profile

The Institute of Marine Sciences at Barcelona belongs to the Council of Scientific Research (CSIC) and was established with the purpose of researching into specific aspects of the marine environment in the fields of marine biology, resources, physical and chemical oceanography and marine geology. Available within the ISS are data corresponding to research carried out in Spanish seas or adjacent areas. Also included is diverse information on work carried out in the Antarctic Ocean.

This CSIC’s Natural Resources Area Institute was established in 1951 as the Instituto de Investigaciones Pesqueras (Fisheries Research Institute), and located on the Sant Sebastià beach in Barcelona’s Barceloneta District since 1959. Through its more than 50 years of existence, the ICM has never ceased to expand and advance. At the same time it has undergone a series of changes, such as the inclusion of a Marine Geology Section, the name change to ICM in 1987 and the recent transfer to its new headquarters building as part of the CMIMA. The Institute’s protracted experience and its human resources, with a staff of more than 150 members, which covers most of the fields of oceanographic research (physical and chemical oceanography, geology and biology), give it a global vision of marine ecosystems and the ability to assess the impact of man on the environment and seek appropriate solutions. The goal of the ICM consists on furthering and expanding our scientific understanding of the seas and oceans and on discovering their role in the context of our planet.

The ICM, one of the leading marine research centres in Spain and in the Mediterranean region, is formed by three Departments, Technical Services and Marine Station.

Department of Marine Biology and Oceanography

Department of Marine Geology and Physical Oceanography

Department of Renewable Resources

The Institut de Ciències del Mar de Barcelona (ICM-CSIC) (Institute of Marine Sciences) and the Unitat de Tecnologia Marina (UTM-CSIC) (Marine Technology Unit) constitute the CMIMA-CSIC, Centre Mediterrani d’Investigacions Marines i Ambientals, (Mediterranean Marine and Environmental Centre).

results in other services

  • Data Discovery & Access service - Data Originators (CDI)
  • Cruise summary report (CSR)
  • Marine environmental research project (EDMERP)
  • Marine environmental databases (EDMED)
  • European Cruise programmes (EuroFleets)
  • Ocean going Cruise programmes (POGO)

edmo metadata

EDMO record id
Collating centre
IEO/ Spanish Oceanographic Institute (IEO)
Latest update
2 October 2018 9:35:16 PM