The Institute belongs to the CSIC’s Natural Resources Area and is the largest marine research center in Spain and one of the most important in the Mediterranean region. It is entirely devoted to the study of oceans and seas.
The Institute’s long experience and a team of over 200 specialists in different fields of oceanographic research (physics, chemistry, geology and biology) give the ICM a broad vision of the marine ecosystem, and the ability to assess changes and human impacts on the environment and seek appropriate solutions.
The ICM is constituted by four departments: 1. Marine Biology and Oceanography 2. Marine Geosciences 3. Physical and Technological Oceanography 4.Renewable Marine Resources.
The researchers of these departments take part in national and international projects and in oceanographic surveys in almost all the seas and oceans of the world.
The Institut de Cience del Mar is a lab involved in the missions led by Tara Expéditions.