IPMA - Instituto Português do Mar e Atmosfera
The Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA) is a Public Research Institution devoted to Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences and Technology, established in 2012. IPMA’s mission is the provision of technical and scientific support for the definition of national policy, operating and maintaining scientific infrastructures, data acquisition and processing, maintenance of national scientific databases on its areas of competence, and promotion and coordination of scientific research and technological development in its areas of expertise. It has the most important Portuguese library unit on the field, and large research facilities, including esearch vessels, an aquaculture station and several laboratories.
IPMA has a long experience of seagoing and operational activities and it carries out strategic research and technological development on management and conservation of marineliving resources and aquaculture. Have strong competences in interdisciplinary studies of physical-biological interactions in the ocean and coordinating deep-sea surveys such the Biometore project (http://bit.ly/3b2B9Hw). IPMA has strong expertise in plankton taxonomy, ecology and biology off Portuguese waters.
Other activities are the tuition, training and edition of publications on marine sciences.