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Centre for Marine Sciences (CCMAR)

CCMAR is a non-profit research organisation attached to the University of Algarve and dedicated to research and education on processes in the marine environment, with emphasis on biological interactions and the sustainable use of marine resources. CCMAR was evaluated Excellent in 2015 by the Foundation for Science and Technology of Portugal. CCMAR leads the national node for EMBRC and is a member of the national nodes for ELIXIR and EMSO.

Core facilities are:

  1. A technology platform with molecular biology, analytical chemistry, ecology, imaging, scientific diving
  2. Ramalhete marine station with tanks to keep to keep live organisms and large outdoor mesocosms
  3. Administrative and project management services
  4. A computing and bioinformatics platform (http://gyra.ualg.pt)
  5. A communication, outreach and events office.

CCMAR will offer TA, lead NA3 and participate in NA1, NA4, JRA1, JRA2 and JRA4.

Research topics: 
  1. Systematics, Biogeography, and Evolution
  2. Plant and Algal Ecology
  3. Microbial Ecology
  4. Habitat Restoration
  5. Comparative Endocrinology and Integrative Biology
  6. Cellular and Inorganic Biochemistry
  7. Molecular Biology of Marine Organisms
  8. Protein biophysics;
  9. Synthesis and Organic Reactivity
  10. Environmental Technologies
  11. Biotechnology and Resource Management and Conservation
  12. Aquaculture
Acronym: 
CCMAR
Founded: 
1993
Director: 
Adelino Canário
Owner: 
University of Algarve
Employees: 
200
Number of research groups: 
12
Address: 
Gambelas Edifício 7
8005-139 Faro
Portugal
Location: 
Faro
Parent Member Country: 
Portugal
EMBRC Partner: 

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