ECIMAT provides state of the art marine research facilities and serves as an integrating element for the Sea Research cluster Océano-ECIMAT. The cluster, funded by the Galician government, includes 18 research teams and the main research priorities relate to ocean observation and global change, marine environmental quality and marine pollution, sustainable use of marine resources, integral management of the coastal zone, modelling of complex systems and omic technologies applied to the marine environment.
University of Vigo
Estación de Ciencias Mariñas de Toralla Universidade de Vigo Illa de Toralla s/n Vigo 36331
ECIMAT is the University of Vigo´s marine research station. It was inaugurated in 2006, and it was built with the objective of providing state of the art infrastructures to achieve research excellence in marine science, in response to the marine vocation of the University of Vigo, which leads marine research in Spain.
Jesús Souza Troncoso (http://bit.ly/1JdD1Kj)
Ricardo Beiras García-Sabell (http://bit.ly/1ctibbp)
Jose Luis Soengas Fernández (http://bit.ly/1K48az9)
Armando Caballero Rúa (http://bit.ly/1END7Az)
Elsa Vázquez Otero (http://bit.ly/1HGzgHm)
Mariano Lastra Valdor (http://bit.ly/1K41rFn)
Celia Olabarría Uzquiano (http://bit.ly/1ENCFSH)
Jose Manuel García Estévez (http://bit.ly/1RF9qe7)
Teresa Pérez Nieto (http://bit.ly/1PZlCcm)
Francisco Ramil Blanco (http://bit.ly/1JdOoC6)
Land based facilities
Facility research topics
Biodiversity and ecology
Ocean observation and global change
Marine environmental quality and marine pollution
Sustainable use of marine resources
Integral management of the coastal zone
Modelling of complex systems
Omics technologies applied to the marine environment
Sea water pumping station supplies 50 m3/h of temperature controlled 20 micron filtered seawater to all laboratories. Microalgae collection, photobioreactor and facilities for the cultivation of zooplankton, molluscs, crustaceans and fish. Diving facility with storage room and diving equipment for up to 12 divers, breathing air compressor, marine sampling equipment and locker room. 5,90 m, 115 HP Semi-rigid boat (Zodiac-like), 7,5 m. 225 HP Rodman Cruise vessel, oceanographic sampling and sea bottom mapping equipment, 4x4 pick-up truck, field laboratory, environmental continuous monitoring station, HF Radar for the monitoring of surface currents, pier, mesocosm facilities, floating raft.