Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM)

The Institut de Ciències del Mar (Institute of Marine Sciences, ICM) of Barcelona, a CSIC research center, is the largest multidisciplinary marine science hub in Spain, with a leading role in Southern Europe and the Mediterranean region. Under the motto “Ocean Science for a Healthy Planet,” ICM conducts frontier research and fosters both knowledge and technology transfer on topics related to three global challenges: ocean and climate interactions, conservation and sustainability  of marine life and ecosystems, and impact mitigation of natural and anthropogenic hazards. Through in-depth knowledge, determined and collaborative action, and coordinated management, ICM is firmly committed to work with and for society towards a sustainable and harmonic planet Earth.

Key Facts of ICM

86%
Percentage or publications in first quartile journals in 2019. Highest Nature Index in marine research in Southern Europe.
63%
Percentage of funding from external sources (10,8M€, of which 4,6M€ correspond to international calls).
5
Interdisciplinary research in the Mediterranean Sea, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic and the Southern Ocean.
12
Number of outreach, citizen science and gender balance initiatives.

The Severo Ochoa distinction is the result of a collective process aimed at analyzing ourselves in the present and recognizing what we want to be in the future. We believe it is the best possible expression of our collaborative and transversal vision of what science should be.

Josep Lluís Pelegrí

Josep Lluís Pelegrí

Director at ICM

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