MARE - UCoimbra

  • Chemical and environmental analyzes - stable isotope analyzes;
  • Implementation support for european directives - Water Framework Directive; Marine Strategy Framework Directive;
  • Monitoring, evaluation and environmental quality management;
  • Research & development - ecological modeling;
  • Research & development - ecosystem services;
  • Research & development - identification of aquatic organisms;
  • Research & development - long-term studies;
  • Research & development - top predator tracking techniques;
  • Research & development – toxicology.



MARE - Politécnico de Leiria

          Monitoring marine ecosystems (biodiversity and water quality) 

  1. Collection, analysis and processing of biodiversity data;
  • Collection, identification and quantification of plankton samples;
  • Research and development - tools for monitoring and protecting biodiversity in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs); 

Food innovation based on marine bio-resources

  • Research and development - new food products from marine origin
  • Research and development - risk/benefit assessment associated with seaweed consumption 
  • Research and development - new strategies for shelf-life extension of food preparations 
  • Research and development - consumer behaviour studies 

Study and validation of new diets for aquaculture 

  • Identification and isolation of microalgae and macroalgae 
  • Evaluation studies of diets and zootechnical conditions for the reproductive success of marine organisms; 
  • Diversification in Aquaculture - development of the culture of new species.
  • Research and development - Optimisation of micro and macroalgae growth conditions
  • Consultancy and development of aquaculture projects 

Fish research facility 

Biotechnology applied to marine resources (preparation of extracts, determination of bioactivities, chemical and biochemical analyses) 

  • Research and development - studies on marine biotechnology 

  • Research & Development - Preparation of extracts of marine origin from biological matrices. 

  • Research & Development - Determination of Bioactivities (antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-proliferative). 
  • Research and development - Chemical and biochemical analysis in marine matrices 

Ecotoxicology studies and molecular tools applied to marine environments 

  • Research and development - Toxicology studies 
  • Research and development - Application of molecular tools in the detection of bacterial diseases in marine organisms. 

Ocean literacy 

  • Environmental education in schools - designing and conducting ocean literacy activities


MARE - ULisboa

  • Analysis of polyunsaturated acids and proteins in biological matrices;
  • Analysis of gene expression;
  • Analysis of nutrients in coastal and fresh waters;
  • Assessment of the ecological status of coastal and inland waters using biological indicators of fish communities, macrozoobenthos and saltmarshes vegetation;
  • Culture of microorganisms for the production of recombinants proteins;
  • Ecology studies and behaviour in aquatic animals;
  • Ecotoxicity testing in any photosynthetic organism;
  • Elemental analysis by X-rays fluorescence spectrometry;
  • Experimentation in climate change;
  • Identification and isolation of micro and macro algae;
  • Identification courses of macrozoobenthos;
  • Inventory of fish communities and evaluation of fish condition status;
  • Measurement of light conditions on aquatic environments;
  • Measurement of oceanographic parameters;
  • Physiological, biochemical analysis in invertebrates and fishes;
  • Processing and analysis of otoliths;
  • Processing and granulometric analysis of sediments;
  • Quantification of phytoplankton sampling;
  • Separation and identification of proteins;
  • Services on taxonomic identification of macroinvertebrates and inland and coastal water fishes;
  • Technical consultancy in environmental impact assessment studies;
  • Technical advice and training in Identifying inland and coastal fishes; safety and procedures; sampling techniques on fish communities;
  • Testing on the growth and prodution of microalgae.



  • Analysis of biochemical, molecular and genotoxicity biomarkers;
  • Biodegradability tests;
  • Collaborative processes – structure and facilitate collaborative decision-making processes;
  • Composting tests;
  • Economic and social studies applied to waste management;
  • Environmental communitarian education – organize and develop national or local fishing collective cartograph. Integrate new technologies in local fishing;
  • Environmental education in school – design and conduct environmental or ocean literacy activities;
  • Environmental monitoring of sedimentary environments;
  • Environmental planning and ecosystem-based management;
  • Geographic analysis and modeling, geographic information technologies and remote sensing – drones;
  • Green infrastructures and ecosystem services – integration in to spatial planning;
  • Histological and histopathological analyzes of marine organisms;
  • Leachate tests;
  • Life cycle analysis;
  • Material flow analysis;
  • Microtox certified analysis;
  • Monitoring - observation and on-site sampling (including scientific diving);
  • Multicriteria analysis;
  • Physical and chemical waste characterization;
  • Quality and environmental risk analysis of metallic and organical substances;
  • Quality and environmental risk analysis of waters and sediments;
  • Recycling, treatment and disposal of waste;
  • Strategies for climate change adaptation in coastal areas;
  • Technical and scientific lectures on marine litter (collaboration with APLM);
  • Technical and scientific lectures on microplastics (collaboration with APLM);
  • Toxicity tests;
  • Vulnerability assessments and risk analysis in coastal areas;
  • Waste collection optimization and analysis;
  • Waste management policies, plans and instruments;
  • Waste management and circular economy;
  • Waste stream – construction and demolition waste, waste batteries, biowaste, waste electrical and electronic equipment, end-of-life vehicles, packaging waste, waste oils;
  • Beach cleaning (collaboration with APLM).


MARE - UÉvora

  • Assessment of ecological effects of marine protection;
  • Assessment of fishing activities and their ecological impact;
  • Biology and dynamics of marine living resources;
  • Characterization of freshwater and estuarine fish communities;
  • Definition and monitoring of environmental flows;
  • Development of applications of biotelemetry in aquatic environment;
  • Environmental assessment of estuaries and coastal lagoons;
  • Environmental assessment of oceanic coasts;
  • Evaluation, promotion and management of fishing activities in estuarine and freshwater ecosystems;
  • Faunal surveys in inland waters;
  • Modelling species distributions and modelling population dynamics;
  • Monitoring and control of alien invasive fauna in inland waters;
  • Monitoring of ecological and hydromorphological status of freshwater ecosystems;
  • Monitoring of fish pass efficiency;
  • Monitoring Zebra mussel presence (Dreissena polymorpha).


MARE - Madeira

  • Aerial photograph;
  • Consultancy;
  • Mapping;
  • Marine environmental impact assessment studies;
  • Monitoring and risk analysis on non-indigenous species;
  • Monitoring marine protect areas;
  • Scientific diving.