Address: Corazón de María 8, 28002 Madrid
Background and Experience
The Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) is a public research organisation founded in 1914 and involved in multidisciplinary marine research. IEO is responsible for providing the scientific basis for the management of marine living resources exploited by the Spanish fishing fleets, as well as advice on issues related to aquaculture, oceanography and marine pollution. The Institute headquarters are located in Madrid but has eight coastal laboratories, five aquaculture plants and five research vessels. The current staffs include about 600 people, half of which are qualified scientists.