Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental, Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research
Terminal de Cruzeiros de Leixoes, Av. General Norton de Matos s/n, 4450-208 Matosinhos, Portugal
Ocean research, Marine research
CIIMAR hosts 10 research groups, organized in 3 research lines, with a scientific staff of more than 400 researchers with diverse backgrounds. Through the integration of different disciplines, the centre aims to contribute to the understanding of the processes which occur in the ocean and the coastal zones, for the sustainable use of aquatic resources and the evaluation of the impact of human activities on ecosystems. Their NetTag project aims to reduce and prevent marine litter derived from fisheries, bringing together scientists, engineers and the fisheries industry. The NetTag team has designed and produced a new technological device, currently under testing phase, for the location and recovery of fishing gear under water.