Institut de Ciencies del Mar, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Espana

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The Institut de Ci'ncias del Mar (ICM, Institute of Marine
Sciences) was founded in 1951 as the Institute of Fisheries
Research. It belongs to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones
Cient'ficas (CSIC), within its natural resources area. Its main
objective is the multidisciplinary study of the sea, through
research projects focusing on different aspects of the marine
environments and ecosystems.

The ICM has a public library with ca. 5000 volumes that keeps
growing and is currently receiving 488 scientific periodicals,
all of it about marine sciences. It also maintains a valuable
Biological Reference Collection of fishes and crustaceans from
around the world and especially from the Mediterranean.

The Research Vessel and Polar Facilities Management Unit
(UGBOIP) takes care of the operations of the "R/V Garc'a del
Cid" of the CSIC, the management and maintenance of the
scientific instruments of the "R/V Hesperides" run by the
Spanish Navy, and the Spanish Antarctic Base "Juan Carlos I".

[Summary provided by Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM)]

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