Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas – CSIC (Spain)
The Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, CSIC-IIM), is the largest public research institution in Spain and the third largest in Europe. CSIC-IIM covers all fields of knowledge. The scientific activity of its 70 fully own institutes/centres and 53 joint units with universities or other research institutions is organised around eight scientific areas.
The Marine Research Institute (Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas, IIM), the CSIC-IIM own institute involved in AquaVitae, develops research on three of those areas: Natural Resources, Agricultural Sciences (which includes Aquaculture) and Food Science & Technology. The overall aim of IIM is contributing to the sustainable development of the extensive fisheries and aquaculture activities off NW Spain and its associated transformation industry.
A multidisciplinary team of scientist from the three research areas are involved in AquaVitae. They have a proven record of experience participating in EU and National R+D+I projects and collaborating with SME of the marine fisheries and aquaculture and food technology sectors.