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Access to marine ecosystems, from coastal to deep-sea environments, including special sites and extreme environments. Access is provided by coastal research vessels, scientific diving facilities, submersibles (ROV/AUV), in-situ sampling facilities and monitoring equipment, field stations or other platforms.

CCMAR

Access to:

  • Marine ecosystems located in the Atlantic West Coast - SW Portugal: lagoons and mudflats, estuaries, intertidal rocky and sandy shores, kelp forests and deep-water cold coral reefs

  • Privileged access to the coastal mesotidal lagoon of Ria Formosa, protected sites (e.g.: the Natura 2000 site ‘Parque Natural da Ria Formosa’), aquaculture stations and extreme hypersaline environments

Access through:

  • The CCMAR Scientific Dive Centre –  fully certified in scientific diving and training with a track record of underwater research, from collecting data and live organisms to conducting restoration activities and scientific experiments

  • Coastal research vessels

  • Submersibles (ROV)

  • In-situ sampling facilities

  • Monitoring equipment

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CIIMAR

Access to:

  • Marine ecosystems located in the Atlantic West Coast – NW Portugal:estuaries, intertidal rocky and sandy shores, coastal dunes, kelp forests and pelagic waters

  • Privileged access to the Natura 2000 site “Litoral Norte”

Access through:

  • The Scientific Diving team - a fully certified team that provides several underwater research services (e.g.: collection of biological samples, underwater experimental deployment)

  • Coastal research vessels

  • In-situ sampling facilities

  • Monitoring equipment

IMAR - UAC

Access to:

  • Open-ocean, deep-sea and island ecosystems located in the mid-North Atlantic: pelagic and mesopelagic realms, seamounts, hydrothermal vents, abyssal plains and the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Ridges

  • Privileged access to hydrothermal vents, the Azorean Marine Park (a network of marine protected areas) and two in-situ natural laboratories: the Condor seamount and the D. João de Castro shallow water hydrothermal vent field

Access through:

  • Fully-equipped research vessels

  • Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats

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Consult the EMBRC portfolio for detailed information on the ECOSYSTEM ACCESS services provided by EMBRC-PORTUGAL