IMEDMAR - UCV
Instituto de Investigación
en Medio Ambiente y Ciencia Marina
IMEDMAR - UCV
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Installations and Equipment
List of services
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IMEDMAR Installations are offered as an R+D platform for small companies.
Laboratories and installations may be hired by educational institutions for ad-hoc laboratory teaching.
Development of environmental education workshops and conferences for different levels.
Development of combined activities with aquatic sport companies and other companies such as hotels. We offer consultancy for the preparation of training activities in biology and marine ecology.
Sea school and summer School.
Development and installation of underwater trails: subaquatic guides equipped with waterproof panels showing the local species and marine communities. Complementary promotional activities.
Environmental impact assessment studies.
Studies of Water Framework Directive and impact index.
Development of biotic index.
Ecological monitoring of artificial reefs.
Marine habitat restoration.
Research on endangered species and marine communities (e.g. Pinna nobilis and Posidonia oceanica), benthic invertebrates (polychaetes, amphipods, molluscs, echinoderms, etc).
Taxonomic identification of marine organisms for biodiversity lists and databases.
Ecological studies and control of fish farms.
Design and development of aquaculture projects.
Modelling, analysis and production of photonic nanostructures based on diatom algae.
Comprehensive coastal studies from a geomorphologic perspective.
Paleoenvironmental reconstructions and its relationship with sea level variation.
Coastal management and land uses.
Technical studies for the development of high resolution topographic and bathymetric projects (DGPS, echo-sounders) in littoral systems.
Morphodynamic evolution of beaches.
Topographical monitoring of beaches, study of volume variation and dune, beach and other coastal system geomorphology.
Morphodynamics and stratigraphy of the continental shelf.
Marine climate studies, wind and wave regimes.
Characterisation of water masses and currents.
Seabed “facies” cartography.
Dredge sediment sampling (Van Veen, Haps, Holme Macintyre, etc). Textural and sediment composition analysis.
and sediment analysis
Oceanographic characterisation of the coastal environment (physicochemical parameters) both in the water column and the sediment.
Water quality analysis (physicochemistry and microbiology).
Pollutant analysis (heavy metals).