Aware of the growing importance of marine resources and of a true blue economy of regional, national and even international nature, the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria did a strong investment to build a new scientific and technological infrastructure to support the R&D activities in the field of the marine resources and their sustainability – CETEMARES, Marine Sciences R&D, Education, and Knowledge Dissemination Centre.

These facilities are the headquarters of MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria and will allow for a greater interaction with the sea and industry due to a privileged location at Peniche’s port. The CETEMARES building accounts for c.a. 2000 m2 of modern and fully equipped biology, fisheries, aquaculture, biotechnology, chemistry, microbiology and seafood laboratories, and also several areas dedicated to education and knowledge transfer, making this the sole infrastructure in the west region dedicated exclusively to Marine Science and Technology.

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