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Structure

The center is divided into four areas with the following objectives:

Area of COASTAL OCEANOGRAPHYC PROCESSES
The objective of this area is to shed light on the aspects of oceanography related to the production of fishery and shellfishery resources in Galicia. The lines of research are mainly related to toxic episodes caused by phytoplankton.

Area of MARINE RESOURCES
The objective is to gain knowledge on the biology, ecology and population dynamics of marine species having commercial interest in order to improve the management of these natural resources.

Area of AQUACULTURE
The objective of this area is to develop and improve methods of rearing species considered to be marketable. There are two basic lines of research: mollusc culture and fish farming.

Area of PATHOLOGY
The objective is to study the pathological alterations affecting bivalve molluscs of commercial interest in order to set up strategies that will effectively combat these alterations leading to a reduction in the pathological effects.