Toralla Marine Science Station is CIM´s and UVigo´s main marine research infrastructure.

Catro dos edificios da estación
View of the Toralla Marine Science Station from the sea (Vigo)

ECIMAT is a Research Support Centre from the University of Vigo that offers state of the art facilities and speciallised services for marine science. ECIMAT is open to any public or private entity or individual interested in marine research.

Located at the southern margin of Ría de Vigo, it offers marine research laboratories, technological platforms for marine research, supply of marine biological resources, access to coastal ecosystems in the Ría (rocky and sandy intertidal zones, mud flats, estuaries, coastal areas with little human impact, seagrass beds, maerl bottoms), and sample processing and analysis, as well as any other supporting service to marine research. Service orientation, user support, flexibility and continuous improvement are ECIMAT´s core values, and as such, all our service provision system is certified under ISO 9001:2015.

ECIMAT is a key element in CIM´s internacionalization strategy, it participates in numerous internation initiatives, among which it is specially important its participation as one of the two marine stations that integrate the Spanish Node of the European infrastructure EMBRC-ERIC.