The Institute of Marine Research (IIM-CSIC) is one of the main marine research centers in the Iberian Peninsula. Looking at the Atlantic from Vigo, a city with a strong connection with the sea, the IIM-CSIC faces the challenge of increasing our knowledge about the ocean, from its physical characteristics to the food we take from it and the processes that bind the whole system together.
Oceanic & Coastal Systems
Marine Life & Ecosystems
- Marine Biochemistry
- Ocean Processes in Global Change
- Organic Geochemistry Lab
- Photobiology & Toxinology of Phytoplankton
- Marine Ecology & Resources
- Aquatic Biotechnology Lab
- Ecophysiology, Biomarkers & Management of Bivalves
- Immunology & Genomics
- Marine Molecular Pathobiology
- Biosystems & Bioprocesses Engineering
- Chemistry of Marine Products
- Food Biochemistry
- Microbiology & Technology of Marine Products
- Recycling and Valorisation of Waste Materials
- Projects & Contracts
S&T Support and Services
- Biobank Technical Unit
- Chromatography & Advanced Omics
- Fish Functional Genomics
- Flow Cytometry
- Genomics & Bioinformatics Analyses
- Life History
- Metals Determination in the Marine Environment
- NRL for Bivalve Mollusc Diseases
- Optical Microscopy & Image Analysis
- Observation of the Marine Environment
- R&D In Food Preservation (SICAL)
- Scientific Instrumentation & Quality
- Species Identification & DNA Sequencing (SIES)
Research is at the core of the Institute of Marine Research's work. Working along 3 Core Research Themes, which intertwine and connect to each other, the researchers and technicians at the IIM-CSIC look for answers within 9 different research lines.
While our research provides us with new knowledge about our sea and shores, at the Institute of Marine Research we are committed to go a step further, creating new collaborations with the industry and other economic activities, be they already 'established' industries, such as fisheries or aquaculture, or 'emerging' ones, such as ocean observation.
Science is not complete until it is shared with society. As a public research institution, the IIM understands that its commitment is with society, fostering a two-way relationship with its surrounding community and an open perspective on science.
Marine scientists, lab technicians, biologists, chemists and engineers, but also economists, lawyers or communicators (both working and in training) contribute to the interdisciplinary nature of our center. With more than 200 employees, the IIM-CSIC is a large community of people who work together for the sake of science, knowledge and sustainability.
Do you want to be aware of the latest at the IIM? The Institute has a whole team involved in communication & outreach, sharing all news that arise and organizing events to reach all sectors of society: from other peers working in science to children in schools or our neighbors from Vigo.