The Galician Marine Sciences Complementary Programme holds its second general assembly

Coordinated by the CSIC, through the IMM, Cetmar and CIM-UVigo

The 2nd general assembly of the Galician Complementary Marine Science Programme was held in Santiago de Compostela on 3 May with the aim of publicising the progress made. Organised by the institutions coordinating the programme: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), through the Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (IMM), Centro Tecnológico del Mar (Cetmar) and CIM-UVigo, the assembly presented the main advances made in the ten work packages of the programme, in addition to developing two participatory workshops, Data management policy and its assessment in the Marine Science Programme and Aquaculture 2025-30, opportunities for capitalisation of the Marine Science Programme.

The Programme, endowed with 10 million euros, 6 million from the Ministry of Science and Innovation, with funds from the Next Generation Programme, and 4 million from the Xunta de Galicia, through the European Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund, aims to transform and improve the resilience of marine Galicia, coordinating and promoting the work of research, technological development and dialogue of the science and innovation sector with and for society in the Galician community, with a clear and strategic focus on marine science. “It therefore seeks collaboration between the Galician research community and the social, economic and institutional fabric of activities linked to the sea,” say the assembly’s organisers.

Attendees at the assembly and autonomous communities participating in the programme

The meeting, which took place in San Martiño Pinario (Santiago de Compostela), was attended by representatives of the institutions and research centres involved, as well as representatives of the universities of Santiago and A Coruña, the Galician Supercomputing Centre (Cesga), the Galician Technological Institute for the Control of the Marine Environment (Intecmar) and the Regional Ministry of the Sea’s own centres, the Marine Research Centre (Cima) and the Galician Aquaculture Training Institute (Igafa). Together with Galicia, the communities of Andalusia, Cantabria, Valencia, the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands and Murcia also participate in the development of the Marine Sciences Programme within the framework of the Complementary R&D&I Plans with the Autonomous Communities, which forms part of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Programme.

Source: DUVI