• 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


Discover our team of Researchers!

Daphne Cuvelier

Deep Sea Biology

Ana Colaço

Deep Sea Biology

Carlos Moura

Marine Biodiversity

Diana Catarino

Marine Genetics

Christopher Pham

Marine Ecology

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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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See what's new!

GRANT – FRCT/2018/M3.1.a/BGCT/09

1- An application is now open for 1 Science and Technology Management Scholarship (BGCT);

2- Scientific Area: Physical Oceanography / Biological Oceanography / Observational Oceanography / Satellite Oceanography;

3- The tender is open for 12 months, beginning on January 1, 2019, renewable up to a
maximum of 3 years;


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Penguin foraging behaviour in relation to oceanographic features in the Southern Ocean

Talk abstract: The aim of this talk is to give an insight in to the foraging behaviour of the king and macaroni penguin populations breeding on the sub-Antarctic islands of South Georgia, Crozet and Kerguelen. Conservation issues and the work being done on marine Important Bird Areas (mIBAs) in the Southern Ocean will be discussed as well as photographs taken from the work in the field. (more…)

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“Becoming Treasures of the Sea”, Ponta Delgada, 12 – 14 September

“Becoming Treasures of the Sea”, the 2018 3ROcean conference is now just little more than a week away. We are looking forward to seeing you all in Ponta Delgada from 12 to 14 September for what is set to become an engaging conference concerned with the epistemological and regulatory underpinnings of human-marine interactions. (more…)

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