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Istituto Centrale per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica Applicata al Mare (ICRAM)

Address:

Via di Casalotti 300 - Rome 00166

Tel.:

(39)-06-615701 (switchboard)

Fax:

(39)-06-61561906

E-mail:

icramaf@tin.it

Website:

icram.org



Other branches:

STS ICRAM Chioggia (Via della Stazione 5 - Chioggia 30015)
(Fax: 39-41-5500626; E-mail otgiovan@tin.it)
STS ICRAM Palermo (Via E. Amari 124 - Palermo 90139)
(Fax: 39-91-6114060; E-mail: andalorf@tin.it



Head of Organization

President G. Notarbartolo di Sciara

Type of Organization

Research Institute

Responsible Authority

Ministry of Environment



Number of Staff:

Scientists: 27

Others: 26

Working Languages:

Italian; English; French



Major Fields of Interest:

Marine pollution; Marine Protected Areas; Algal blooms; Harbour dredging; Stock Assessment; Environmental Effects of Fisheries and Aquaculture; Rearing of new species; Geographic Information Systems; Economics of Aquaculture.



Present Programmes:

Assessment of elasmobranch catches in selected areas; Assessment of algal blooms in the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian Seas; Creation of several protected areas; Environmental effects of the “rapido” trael beam; Analysis of trael discards; Rearing of sea perches.



Working Facilities:



Laboratories:

Chemical and biological.


Others:

Library; meeting room (70); Guest lodging (2).



Other Training Programmes:


Title

Duration

Language

As required

1-2 weeks

Italian



Serial Publications:

“Quaderni ICRAM”

Centro Marino Internazionale (International Marine Centre) - IMC

Address:

Località Sa Mardini, 09072 Torregrande-Oristano

Tel.:

(39)-0783-22.027/22136/22032

Fax:

(39)-0783-22.002

E-mail:

R.Covacci@imc-it.org



Head of Organization

Director General, Dr Renato Covacci

Type of Organization

International Research and Training Centre

Responsible Authority

Members: M.A.R.E. S.a.s., Genova, Italy; Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (National Research Council), Rome, Italy; Marine Biological Laboratory of Woods Hole; Italy-Japan Biological Society, Nagoya, Japan; Oristano Municipality, Italy; University of Nantes (France); Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.



Number of Staff:

Scientists: 20

Others: 5

Working Languages:

Italian and English



Major Fields of Interest:

Visual ecology; Genetics; Neurobiology; Neuroethology; Organismal biology; Biogeochemistry; Oceanography; Numerical modelling.


Species:

Mugilidae; Sparidae; Eel.


Development:

Genetic fingerprinting of fishes; Marine biotechnology; Fish Sensory System; Coastal Ecosystem; Coastal lagoons’ eutrophication; Biogeochemical cycles; Posidonia oceanica meadows ecosystem; Fish Behaviour and Biomechanics; Animal locomotion; Ecomorphology, Physiological Ecology, Pre-operational oceanography; Ocean circulation modelling; Ecological modelling; Transnational Training.


Present Programmes:

Adaptation of fish sensory system to the photic environment. Fish as model systems for biomedicine; physical/chemical/biological characterization of coastal waters and lagoons; Advanced technology and innovation for the sustainable exploitation of novel marine bioresources; Monitoring and numerical modelling of ocean processes; Predator-prey interactions in aquatic habitats of different structural complexities; Fish behaviour in relation to environmental variables such as hypoxia and turbidity. Mediterranean forecasting system pilot - nested local models.



Working Facilities:



Laboratories:

Molecular Biology and genetics; Neurobiology; Neurophysiology; Morphology and morphometry; Chemistry and Biochemistry; Ethology; Sedimentology.


Others:

DNA Sequencer and DNA analyser; Biosonar for acoustic surveys; Workstations for numerical modelling; Rearing Tanks; Videoanalysis system for behavioural studies; Research Vessel; Library.



Regular Training Programmes:


Title

Frequency

Duration

Language

Advanced Courses

yearly

2-3 weeks

English

2000 advanced course on Sea Urchin Aquaculture, 20-29 November.

Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca per gli Alimenti e la Nutrizione

(Fish Technology and Quality Unit)

Address:

Via Ardeatina N. 546, Roma 00178

Tel.:

39-06-503 2412

Fax:

39 06-503 1592



Head of Organization

Chairman, Professor Giuseppe Rotilio

Type of Organization

Research Institute

Responsible Authority

Ministero delle Politiche Agricole e Forestali




Number of Staff:

Scientists: 4

Others: 4

Working Languages:

English, Italian



Major Fields of Interest:



Processing:

Freezing; Nutritional Quality.


Species:

Fish.


Development:

Traditional and New Fish Products; Nutritional Quality.

Stazione Sperimentale per l'Industria delle Conserve Alimentari

Address:

Viale F. Tanara 31/A, Parma 43100

Tel.:

(39)-0521-7951

Fax:

(39)-0521-771829

E-mail:

ssicapr@rsadvnet.it

Telex:

532 259 SSICA I



Head of Organization

Director, Prof. Gianfranco Dall'Aglio

Type of Organization

Research Institute

Responsible Authority

Autonomous Administration under Supervision of Ministry of Industry.



Number of Staff:

Scientists: 2

Others: 2

Working Languages:

Italian



Major Fields of Interest:



Handling:

Onshore.


Processing:

Salting/Drying; Canning; MA Packaging; Minced Products; Marinades.


Species:

Finfish; Crustaceans; Molluscs; Cephalopods.


Development:

Traditional and New Fish Products; Traditional and New Processes; Traditional and New Packaging; Traditional and New Equipment.


Quality:

Quality Control.


Others:

Consultation; Training; Extension.



Present Programmes:

Chill Storage of Fish and Fish Products by Modified Atmospheres; Halophilic bacteria and proteolytic activities in salted anchovies. DNA amplification using PCR as an analytical method for species identification in fish products.



Working Facilities:



Laboratories:

Chemistry; Processing; Microbiology; Quality Control; Package Inspection.


Others:

Pilot Plant; Ice Making Plant; Cold Storage; Test Kitchen; Taste Panel Room; Library.


Other Training Programmes:


Title

Duration

Language

Individual Training for Technicians from Industry


Italian


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