Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas Government


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Foundation: 1951

Mission: The Marine Research Institute (IIM) belongs to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and is focused on the study of three Technical and Scientific Areas: Natural Resources, Agricultural Sciences and Food Science and Technology. IIM is organised in four departments: Oceanography, Ecology and Marine Resources, Biotechnology and Aquaculture, and Food Science and Technology.Given the significance of the sea to the Galician economy and the potential demand from different socioeconomic sectors related to marine issues (oceanography, fisheries, marine cultures, processing and preservation of marine food products, environmental impact…), the mission of IIM is to develop oriented research to meet the current needs, summarised in the following points: Developing integrated and multidisciplinary research in Marine Sciences to advance in global understanding of marine ecosystems and in the scientific and technological status of the related productive sectors. Training specialised research and technical staff, assisting their transfer to other sectors (industry, administration, education etc.). Playing an active role in research, education and dissemination to society in general. Transferring scientific knowledge and technology to industry.

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Subordinate organizations:

  • Grupo Fotobiologia y Toxinologia del Fitoplancton
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Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Government sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-28IBEROAMERICAOECDSpain
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +520th302nd302nd138th450th81st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 680th414th405th139th616th114th
Chemistry 674th421st421st158th593rd126th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +447th283rd289th120th378th74th
Environmental Science 467th269th269th97th377th64th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 363rd133rd134th23rd292nd13th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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