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ICM researchers provide new insights into the relationship between the Atlantic Niño and the rainfall regime in West Africa

Thu, 04/06/2020 - 14:22
4 June 2020

The climatic effects of El Niño have strong socioeconomic and environmental implications all over the planet. The heavy rains that occur approximately every four years in the eastern equatorial part of the Pacific Ocean are attributed to this meteorological phenomenon that causes an increase in sea surface temperature.

Thu, 06/04/2020 (All day) Sea-surface temperature anomalies during Atlantic Niño in1963

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CSIC celebrates World Oceans Day with a campaign of wishes on social networks

Tue, 02/06/2020 - 10:04
29 May 2020

- Ahead of World Oceans Day, the Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM) of Barcelona and the Institute of Marine Research of Vigo (IIM) have launched the #AnhelDeMar campaign on social networks.

- The initiative encourages society to express on social networks what the ocean provides to it through a drawing, a poetry, a video or any other creative way.

Tue, 06/02/2020 (All day)

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The Institut d'Estudis Catalans awards Clara Ruiz-González for her research in microbial meta-communities

Tue, 19/05/2020 - 17:55
19 May 2020

The Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC) has published the Sant Jordi 2020 Awards, which distinguish works and researchers from all areas of Catalan science and culture.

Tue, 05/19/2020 (All day) Clara Ruiz-González

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The yellow-legged gull adapts its annual lifecycle to human activities

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 10:21
4 May 2020

- The study analysed the movement of thirty gulls that nest in the Marismas del Odiel Natural Site (Huelva, Spain). The individuals were marked with GPS devices and their location was obtained every five minutes during one year.

- The yellow-legged gull is an opportunistic species with a high adaptability; able to adapt to human activities and take advantage of its food resources throughout the year.


Tue, 05/05/2020 (All day) Yellow-legged gull (Larus michahellis). Photo: Isabel Afán (EBD-CSIC)

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Biotechnology to reduce mercury pollution in marine sediments

Thu, 23/04/2020 - 12:10
23 April 2020

- The aim of the MER-CLUB project is to develop a technology based on the use of marine bacteria that have the capacity to degrade a toxic mercury compound that bio-accumulates in the trophic network, and thus improve the marine environment quality.

- The initiative was launched in late 2019, coordinated by AZTI technology centre, and with the participation of seven international partners, including the ICM-CSIC several universities and technology centres and an SME.

Thu, 04/23/2020 (All day) MER-CLUB project group

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ResBios: new European project to promote Responsible Research and Innovation in the ICM

Mon, 20/04/2020 - 09:49
20 April 2020

The Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM-CSIC) participates in the European project ResBios, with the objective of acquiring experience to implement sustainable and lasting Responsible Research and Innovation measures that generate structural changes in the institution.

Mon, 04/20/2020 (All day)

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Report on the impacts of the Storm Gloria

Thu, 02/04/2020 - 18:08
2 April 2020

The Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM-CSIC) publishes a report on the impacts of the Storm Gloria on the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula.

The report includes the consequences of strong winds and rains, as well as intense currents and waves, on the coastal line, the marine ecosystem and on fishing and aquaculture activity.

Thu, 04/02/2020 (All day) Storm Gloria over western Mediterranean Sea / NASA Worldview

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Cos4Cloud, a European project to revolutionize the technology of citizen science

Tue, 10/03/2020 - 10:39
9 March 2020

The Institut de Ciències del Mar (Institute of Marine Sciences) coordinates the European project Cos4Cloud, an ambitious project that will create cutting-edge technology services to improve citizen science platforms. Among other services it will include: integrating observations from different citizen science platforms into a portal, artificial intelligence tools that help citizens recognize species when they send an observation and standardize data from different platforms.

Tue, 03/10/2020 (All day) Cos4Cloud team, at the kick off meeting in the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC), Barcelona

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ICM towards gender equality

Fri, 06/03/2020 - 11:54
6 March 2020

The Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM), through the Equality Commission, promotes awareness and action activities with the main objective that everyone have the same treatment and opportunities. The commission works so that there are no inequalities or discrimination that generate situations of inferiority for reasons of gender, race, age or nationality.

In 2020, two European projects, LESTGEP and RESBIOS, will work on the development and implementation of an equality plan adapted to the needs of the ICM and will impulse institutional changes towards gender equality.

Fri, 03/06/2020 (All day)

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