UVIGO Marine Research Centre (CIM-UVIGO) is the core element of the University´s marine strategy, and it constitutes an interdisciplinary reference pole at the local, national and international levels in the generation and transfer of marine knowledge.

We are one of Galicia´s 8 Research Centres, and we aim at becoming in a european reference and in a leading institution on Marine Research in the Galicia-Northern Portugal EuroRegion. Our mission is focused on generating excelent knowledge in marine science, in transferring that knowledge for the benefit of society, and on the internacionalization of Uvigo´s marine research activitiy.

Our large research critical mass and our organizational model make possible a stronger international projection of our University, visualizing under a unique brand the whole marine knowledge generation capacity, and acting as a University single access point in the process of knowledge transfer to the marine and maritime productive sectors, which makes us a talent atraction pole at the international scale.

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Toralla Marine Science Station, CIM´s main research infrastructure. Our Centre is integrated by 17 research teams, a group of more than 200 people working towards a common goal









At CIM-Uvigo we have the necessary capacities and research infrastructures to tackle big scale marine studies by using multifocal approaches to address the complex problems faced by our seas. CIM-UVigo is an international reference in areas like ocean observation and global change, marine ecotoxicology, sustainable exploitation of marine resources or the integral management of the coastal zone.

Toralla Marine Science Station, our research infrastructure, has world class facilites for research in aquaculture, the effects of climate change on the marine environment or to develop new marine biotechnological solutions.

The University of Vigo and the Sea

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The bylaws of the University of Vigo include among the University´s objectives to reach the highest levels of research quality and dedicate special atention to the study of Galician culture and natural environment through specific research programs that give reply to Galicia´s challenges, promoting research as a means for scientifc and cultural development of society.

Vigo and Galicia have always been linked to the sea. The sea has always been a source of wealth and new challenges, the sea is engraved in our social identity and sea-related activities have always been drivers of our economy.  In this context, the bond between the university of Vigo and the sea is undisputable, the institution is an international reference in marine research and training and it leads the International Excellence Campus for Marine Science and Technology.