Achieving a sustainable development for industrial and economic sectors linked to the ocean is a Europe-wide priority, as described by the European Commission's yearly Blue Economy Report.
While our research provides us with new knowledge about our seas and shores, at the Institute of Marine Research we are committed to go one step further, creating new collaborations with the industry and other economic activities, be they already 'established' industries, such as fisheries or aquaculture, or 'emerging' ones, such as ocean observation.
By transferring our knowledge and expertise, providing assessment and creating new technologies and tools, we increase the impact of our work and provide solutions to ensure a sustainable future for the economy and, therefore, for the wider society.
The ocean is a complex and ever-changing system. Modeling and predicting its evolution requires a high level of expertise and technological advancement. In turn, these capabilities allow our Institute to provide assessment and advice to industry sectors and policy-makers who ensure that social, economic and environmental uses of the ocean are achieved in an efficient, safe and sustainable manner.
The exploitation of marine living resources is an established and strategic sector for the European Blue Economy, especially in Galicia. At IIM, we provide fisheries and aquaculture industries with new approaches and innovative tools to make exploitation more profitable, sustainable and compliant with EU policies while providing solutions to improve the governance of related stakeholders.
There is a growing consumer demand for a circular and innovative industry that takes advantage of the current technology to provide new products to the market while making the most efficient use of our limited resources. The interdisciplinary nature of the IIM-CSIC allows us to collaborate with different sectors in the application of biotechnological innovations and the optimization of bioprocesses for improved food safety and quality and better human health.