• About us

    Marine research group linked to AUC, with a growing number of researchers

  • Research

    On the way to half a century of North Atlantic R&D experience

  • Education

    Support for the theses of UAc courses (2nd cycle and 3rd cycle) and other European universities

  • Projects

    Growing number of R& projects and services on the oceans


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Scientific Areas

Global Change

To study on the stability and resilience of ecosystems, their functions and services to climate- and human pressure- driven changes.

Blue Economy

To provide key information in support of current and untapped Blue Growth opportunities while securing a sustainable open-ocean and deep-sea ecosystem management.


Technical advice to management and conservation of insular shores, open-ocean and deep-sea ecosystems to different governmental bodies (UN, FAO, EU, OSPAR, Portugal and Azorean governments).

Ocean Literacy

Outreaching the knowledge and training in ocean sciences with the scientific community, marine stakeholders, the students and the society.


To overcome difficulties in observing and discovering the open ocean and deepsea.

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Call for applications for a fellowship(BI-Licenciado ) Project MERCES (H2020 GA: 689518)

IMAR Institute of Marine Research is opening a call for  a scholarship (BI- Licenciado) within the  research project  “MERCES – Marine Ecosystem Restoration in Changing European Seas” , funded by the European Union´s H2020 (grant agreement No 689518),  with the duration of 4 months starting in November 2019, or as soon as the selection process is completed


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Call for applications for a Postdoc research fellowship for – supporting the identification of the priority areas for marine conservation in the Azores

IMAR – Institute of Marine Research, is opening a call for one post-doctoral fellowship within the Blue Azores protocol developed by IMAR/Fundação Oceano Azul/Waitt Foundation, with the duration of 6 months starting on November 2019, or as soon as the selection process is completed.


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A call for applications for a technical research fixed-term contract is now open


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