The Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA) is a public funding research center located in Esporles (Mallorca). Its main mission is to generate and transfer scientific knowledge to society for the understanding of the environmental processes that affect our planet and the beings that inhabit it.

About us

IMEDEA is a joint research center between the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB). Our activities encompass interdisciplinary research, scientific training and support for environmental policies.

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What we study

We are interested in the study of the natural environment - marine, coastal and insular ecosystems -, the processes that determine its functioning, the organisms that inhabit it and its evolution, maintaining an integrative perspective and a special focus on Mediterranean environments.

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Our projects

We cover from fundamental processes that affect life, to the study of the functioning of ecosystems, integrating physical, chemical and biological aspects, which we approach from a regional focus (Mediterranean, coastal, insular) but with a clear international projection.

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