We carry out basic and applied research of marine ecosystems of national interest in order to provide the scientific knowledge necessary for the formulation of policies, the decision making and the development of plans and projects for the sustainable management of resources, the recovery of the marine and coastal environment and the improvement of the quality of life of Colombians. We have 4 research programs and 2 coordinations as a basis for scientific operations
Marine Environmental Quality
This program provides knowledge about the impact of natural phenomena and anthropogenic stressors on marine ecosystems; It investigates the causes, effects, and possible solutions to problems related to marine pollution; and it proposes actions to restore marine and coastal ecosystems on an as-needed basis.
Marine and Coastal Geoscience
It studies the climatic, oceanographic and geological phenomena and processes that modulate the dynamics of the coasts, the open ocean and its ecosystems, by using tools with the last technologies, in order to support sustainable development, planning and protection of the marine environment of national interest.
Subsystem of Marine Protected Areas SAMP
Promote the conservation and sustainable use of marine and coastal biodiversity in the Caribbean and Pacific regions through the design and implementation of a subsystem of marine protected Areas.
Colombia´s Marine Natural History Museum Makuriwa
Marine and coastal organism collection resulting from research activities carried out to characterise and inventory Colombia´s marine biodiversity...
We are an organisation that generates knowledge aiming to contribute to a better understanding and use of marine resources. To this purpose, we take action and implement channels to promote, and transfer knowledge, methods and techniques, singlehandedly working with authorities and environmental organisations at a national, regional and/or global level.
INVEMAR has very strong ties with the highest level Marine Science Education Institutions and is the Latin American Marine Science Academy for the COI-UNESCO strategy.Read more
We support the National Environmental System contributing to its scientific basis and strengthening its human capital, both crucial elements for the adequate management of the Country’s marine and coastal resources.Read more
Invemar in the world
In the international field, we actively take part in research programmes and actions aiming to tackle and minimise the impact from anthropic activities and natural disasters on seas and oceans.Read more
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