The Oceanographic Centre of Gijón/Xixón is one of the eight centres that constitute the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO). The IEO is a public organization belonging to the Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad. Its purpose is to provide research within oceanography, marine ecology, and aquaculture, as well as advice to the Spanish government on its oceanographic and fishing policies. Read more about the IEO’s mission and activity here.
In the Oceanographic Center of Gijón/Xixón we carry out multidisciplinary research in marine systems with three main research lines: ocean circulation and hydrographical variability, benthic ecology, and plankton ecology and pelagic ecosystem dynamics.