Projects & grants

AQUAINVERT

To promote the development of sustainable and innovative aquaculture by investigating the production of marine invertebrates.

circleFLY

To develop a model for the recovery of organic waste using the black soldier fly and circular economy principles, as a sustainable source of animal feed.

CleanAtlantic

To protect biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Atlantic Area by improving capabilities to monitor, prevent and remove marine litter.

CLIMAREST

To develop a flexible, international toolbox that can monitor and restore coastal habitats and enhance climate resilience in coastal communities.

HOTMIC

To map the distribution of microplastics in water, sediments and biota from the coast to the open ocean and deep sea.

IMPLAMAC

To understand the impact of microplastics and other pollutants along the coasts of Macaronesia by monitoring the quantity and degree of pollution and its incidence across trophic chains.

INTERTAGUA

To develop and improve low-cost sensor systems to monitor biodiversity and the oceans, as well as related human and economic impacts.

INTERWHALE

To improve whale-watching sustainability and user experiences by using near real-time technology for data collection and on-shore interactive exploration.

ISLANDAP ADVANCED

To create value-added products for waste reduction and the efficient use of resources, applying circular economy principles and research in aquaculture, hydroponics and microalgae.

MARCET 2

To generate management tools at the local and regional level for the protection of cetaceans living in marine protected areas and to establish criteria for sustainable whale watching ecotourism.

Marine SABRES

To improve marine management by designing a user-friendly, ‘socio-ecological’ framework that will foster a more sustainable, resilient blue economy.

MIMA

PLASMAR+

To develop robust scientific methodologies for the development of sustainable maritime spatial planning in Macaronesia.

MIMAR+

To evaluate the impact of invasive species, harmful algal blooms and changes produced by global warming and human activity in marine habitats.

OceanLIT

To reduce marine debris, help conserve and restore coastal and marine protected natural spaces in oceanic archipelagos.

Whale Tales

To increase our scientific knowledge on the habitat use and health of the sperm whale in the insular environments of Macaronesia.