Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR)
The Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR) is a non-profit organization located mainly on the Gambelas campus of the University of Algarve and dedicated to R&D in the Marine Sciences.
On the basis of international evaluation and excellence ranking it was awarded the status of Associate Laboratory together with CIIMAR (Interdisciplinary Centre for Marine and Environmental Research).
It has 200 people on its staff, approximately 80 researchers holding a PhD and over 100 graduate students and technicians.
Molecular biology, genetics, endocrinology, biophysics, organic chemistry and ecology of marine organisms, populations and ecosystems have been the focus of CCMAR scientists in the last five years. These R&D and training activities have been applied to the development of aquaculture, biotechnology and environmental technologies for the study and management of marine resources and ecosystems.