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IEO was founded in 1914 and is devoted to the scientific knowledge of the
oceans and the sustainable use of fishing resources. It gives scientific advice
to the Spanish Government on Fisheries (e.g. European DCR) and marine environmental
Research activity is structured in three areas: Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Environment. The latter includes the general study of marine ecosistems, including disciplines such as physical oceanography, marine geology, biogeochemistry, biodiversity, marine food webs and thier aplication for the management of marine ecosystems (e.g. Marine Protected Areas or MSFD).
It represents Spain in most scientific international boards related with the sea and its resources (e.g. Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, International Council ofr the Exploration of the Sea, etc.).
It has 9 research centres along the Spanish coast and the headquarters in Madrid.
It has c. 450 permanent staff, 72% being scientists and technicians