The Directorate is the highest governing body in the center, composed of the Director and four Deputy Directors, supported by the Strategic Units.
They are in charge of representing the institute, serving as a connection with CSIC's Central Administration, devising the strategy for the center and ensuring that its goals are reached while maintaining adequate costs, thereby growing as a successful research centre.
The Research Deputy Director is in charge of making decisions related to our R&I Strategy (SRIA 2021). It relies on the support of the Internationalization & Transfer Unit (IACIC) and aims to keep our research and innovation work in line with our fundamental axes, to ensure we meet the required standards in terms of impact, to look for new funding sources and to recruit human resources to keep our research healthy and alive.
The Organization Deputy Director is in charge of dealing with the internal organization of the center and ensuring the correct use of its resources. They work in close collaboration with the Technical Deputy Director, who is in charge of all the technical aspects related to the IIM's material, groups and services.
The most recently created Deputy position is the Scientific Culture Deputy Director, which results from the crystallization of our staff's efforts and commitment to Science Communication & Public Engagement. This person is responsible for coordinating institute-wide actions to bring marine research and innovation closer to our community and to promote research on the field, supported by our team at the Engagement with Society Unit (UCC+i).
SoniaDiosVidalPrincipal investigatorInfrastructure & Sustainability Deputy Directorsdios@iim.csic.es986 23 19 30 ext. 860281
Jose ManuelFernándezBabarroPrincipal investigatorOrganisation Deputy Directorjbabarro@iim.csic.es986 23 19 30 ext. 860201
MartaLópezCaboHead of GroupScientific Strategy & Transfer Deputy Directormarta@iim.csic.es986 23 19 30 ext. 860261
JoséPintadoValverdePrincipal investigatorEngagement with Society Deputy DIrectorpintado@iim.csic.es986 23 19 30 ext. 860164
FranSaboridoReyPrincipal investigatorDirectorfran@iim.csic.es986 23 19 30 ext. 860122
CarmenSantosQueirugaGeneral Support & AdministrationSecretarycarmensan@iim.csic.es986 23 19 30 ext. 860365
Juan RamónVillarAlonsoStrategic & Technical SupportDirection Supportjvillar@iim.csic.es986 23 19 30 ext. 860109