Coastal Marine Research Station (ECIM)
Estacion Costera de Investigaciones Marinas
Osvaldo Marin 1672, Las Cruces, Chile
Marine research, Marine protected areas
ECIM is the marine research and teaching laboratory of the Pontificia Catholic University of Chile (PUC). It has an associated marine protected area. From their website: 'While coastal marine ecology, sustainable management and conservation are still the core research fields at the lab, there is now active inter-disciplinary research in microbiology, population genetics, biological and physical oceanography, coastal engineering, marine renewable energies and other fields of marine sciences.'