Scientific facilities

In the Port of Taliarte (Telde-Spain), 5,852 m2 distributed in three buildings as well as oceanic cages, make up the infrastructure of the IU-ECOAQUA according to the following classification: (1) the building of the Marine Technological Science Park (PCTM), (2) the Complementary Module-1 of the PCMT, (3) the building of the Highly Specialized Aquaculture and Biotechnology Service (SABE), and (4) the oceanic cages. In addition, the IU-ECOAQUA has research infrastructures in the University Campus of the ULPGC at Tafira (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria-Spain), specifically in the Basic Sciences Building and in the Legal Sciences Building.


Main module of the PCTM (Red). Complementary module-1 of the PCTM (Blue). Unit of oceanic cages (Green).

The entire physical capital constitutes a unique structure of excellence in research recognized in the European Network of Research Infrastructures of Excellence in Aquaculture (http://www.aquaexcel2020.eu/) and in the Network MERIL of European Research Infrastructures of Excellence (https://portal.meril.eu/meril/), being the only aquaculture infrastructure of this portal.

In the Building of the Marine Technological Science Park and in the Complementary Module-1, the offices of the research staff and administrative staff are located. Also the wet laboratories of animals and experimental algae in Aquaculture and Conservation are located here, such as 8 species of marine fish, 3 species of freshwater fish, marine birds in recovery, turtles, molluscs, corals, macroalgae, microalgae, zooplankton organisms, etc. All these "wet" laboratories have some common requirements for pumping, oxygenation, monitoring, feeding, etc.

In the SABE it is possible to locate laboratories of chromatography, biochemistry, histology, quality, cell cultures, molecular biology and image analysis, in addition to rooms common to laboratories such as the microscopy, freezing and centrifugation room.

In the Basic Sciences Building, ecophysiology laboratories are located for the research work of the EOMAR group, while in the Legal Sciences Building, the research team assigned to the TOTMA group develops its competences to analyze, discuss and propose knowledge and understanding of environmental jurisprudence, spatial planning and its projection to other economic activities such as tourism.