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Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO)

Expert(s) : Carlos Garcia-Soto & M. Carmen García
Madrid, Spain
Type of member : Academia
Sea basin :
  • Atlantic Ocean (including North Sea)
  • Mediterranean Sea
  • International (other sea-basins / ocean)
Topics :
  • Climate and the ocean
Environmental domains :
  • Marine/Ocean
  • Climate
  • Space
Main activities :
  • Marine Science / Research
The Spanish Institute of Oceanography is a public research organization depending on the Minisitry of Science and Innovation of Spain. The IEO is devoted to the research on marine science, especially in relation to scientific knowledge of the oceans, sustainability of fishing resources and the marine environment. The IEO has a wide geographical coverage with central services in Madrid and nine coastal oceanographic centers. The staff is around 600 people, being 80% of them devoted to research activities