Estación de Ciencias Mariñas de Toralla (ECIMAT)

Name
Estación de Ciencias Mariñas de Toralla (ECIMAT)

Legal name of organisation
University of Vigo

Country
Spain

Continent
Europe

Organisation address

Illa de Toralla

E-36331 Coruxo

Vigo

Galicia (Spain)

Primary contact information (PI)

Antonio Villanueva (Manager at ECIMAT)

Jose González

 

antonio.villanueva@ecimat.org

josegonzalez@uvigo.es

Years of Mesocosm Experiments
discontinuous experimentation in mesocosms for more than 10 years, although facilities were totally renovated in 2015

Description of Facility
  1. Floating platform with 6 floating rings for bags with 1.2 m diameter.
  2. Land-based system with pelagic/benthic experimentation tanks.

Controlled Parameters

Temperature, light, nutrients, species composition

Research Topics

Marine Ecology and Ecotoxicology, Aquaculture, Physical Oceanography and Marine Geology

Facility location(s)

42.201979, -8.798505

Primary interests

Specialist areas

Equipment

Toralla Marine Science Station provides the following support services to marine researchers:

  • Supply of Marine Organisms, Water and Culture media
  • Use of Laboratories, Scientific Equipment and other Infrastructures
  • Sample Processing and Analysis
  • Support Services to Research Activities at Sea (Boats, Sampling Support, Diving Jobs, Diving equipment, etc.)
  • Other Support Services to Research (Development of Experimental Cultures, Technical Advising on Marine Organisms Experimentation, etc.)
  • Real-time monitoring of oceanographic and meteorological variables
Lodging

various size apartments available

Source of Information

http://www.ecimat.org

Photos of experiments/installations
Photo credit: Alba Hernández
 
Photo credits: Alba Hernández
Photo credits: Jose Gonzalez Fernandez