The Spanish Institute of Oceanography is a public research organization (OPI) dedicated to marine science research, especially in relation to scientific knowledge of the oceans, the sustainability of fisheries resources and the marine environment. The IEO depends on the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.

Overall information

- Scientific research in oceanography and marine sciences and multidisciplinary study of the sea. - Advice to the General State Administration on its fisheries and marine policy in general. - Representation of Spain in international fisheries and marine science organizations. - Promotion of cooperation in marine research at regional, national and international level. - Train marine researchers and disseminate oceanographic knowledge


1.- Live marine resources and fisheries, 2.-Marine Environment (Oceanography, underwater volcanology and global change), 3.- Environmental Protection, 4.-Marine aquaculture