MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre is a R&D unit classified as excellent in the field of Marine Sciences by the Portuguese National Science Foundation. MARE – IPLeiria focuses its research in the areas of Marine Biotechnology, Marine Biology and Sustainability, and Seafood. Linked to the strong research and development component, the interception of these areas allows leveraging innovation and potentiating knowledge transfer to companies, a trait deeply entangled in MARE-IPLeiria’s DNA. This vocation associated with the mission to raise awareness towards sustainability and communicate science and knowledge in the domain of marine environments and resources allows the creation of bridges from the sea to society.