CETMAR is a foundation established in 2001 by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Galician Government. Its scope extends at national, European and international level, being beneficiaries of its activity all the public and private sectors related to the sea and its resources.
CETMAR fosters the coordination of marine research and technology organizations in the region of Galicia, boosting competitiveness of marine and maritime sectors and promoting activities that range from education and training, scientific research and technological development to innovation management. Therefore acting as an interim organization between research and education and training organisations, administrations and industry. CETMAR is currently involved in a large amount of projects of different scope and nature. It is part of its background the management of projects under several EU programs such as INTERREG, ESF, Erasmus+, Life and H2020 Projects.
Through its activity as education as trainer provider, CETMAR aims to improve the quality of life of the marine and maritime sectors through training. The Training Department carries out courses, training plans, assessment of sectoral training needs and promotes ocean literacy.