Rua João da Maia nº 540
4475-643 Maia
(00351) 931 645 040


CIIMAR – Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research of the University of Porto is a multidisciplinary research institute, whose mission is to develop exceptional transdisciplinary and transnational research, promote technological development and innovation and support public policies in Marine and Environmental Sciences.



CIIMAR develops fundamental and applied research in Marine and Environmental Sciences at the highest national and international level. Its fields of expertise cover: Global Changes and Ecosystem Services, Aquaculture and Seafood Quality, and Marine Biotechnology. The scientific programme of the centre embraces an innovative-based strategy promoting market-oriented research and industry liaison activities, contributing to sustainable economic growth. CIIMAR also provides innovative solutions and products responding to current economic and societal challenges. CIIMAR also implements transversal programmes supporting the advanced training of human resources, knowledge transfer and innovation, and science literacy.


Technology Transfer

CIIMAR is involved in clustering activities, participating in National and European Knowledge and Innovation Networks, relevant in the Marine Economy Sector (Oceanus, Forum Oceano, BLUEBIO ALLIANCE, Euromarine, European Marine Board). The centre follows and innovative-based strategy to foster technology transfer, promoting market-oriented research and industry liaison activities. Disruptive ideas and technologies are driven to technology acceleration programmes, identifying opportunities for new products and services.


Science and Society

CIIMAR has an extensive and exciting Outreach Programme addressed to all society sectors. It is responsible for the development and implementation of several national and international science dissemination campaigns directed towards improving Ocean Literacy among students and general public. At the regional level, the cooperation protocols with the City Councils of Vila do Conde and Matosinhos for the scientific and technological management of their Environmental Monitoring and Interpretation Centres (CMIAs) are of particular significance. The centre was the first Portuguese research centre to become member of the European Network of Science Centres and Museums (ECSITE), increasing its responsibility in the improvement of Ocean Literary.



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