Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Istituto di Scienze Marine

ISMAR carries on research activities in Mediterranean, oceanic and polar regions, focusing on the following themes: - the evolution of oceans and their continental margins, by studying submarine volcanoes, faults and slides and their potential impacts onshore, - the influence of climate change on oceanic circulation, acidification, bio-geochemical cycles and marine productivity, - submarine habitats and ecology, and the increasing pollution of coastal and deep-sea environments, - the evolution of fish stocks with a view to keeping commercial fishing within sustainable limits and improving mariculture and aquaculture practices, - natural and anthropogenic factors impacting economically and socially on coastal systems from pre-history to the industrial epoch.


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