about us


The Centre of Marine Sciences (Centro de Ciências do Mar, CCMAR) is an independent multidisciplinary, non-profit institute located on the Gambelas campus of the University of the Algarve in Faro with ~250 members and a mission to promote research and education in the marine sciences.

Faro is the capital city of the Algarve region of southern Portugal and borders the Ria Formosa National Park. The Algarve boasts > 300 days of sun per year, stunning beaches and mountain vistas, opportunities for diving, golf, and other sporting activities, and a unique traditional regional cuisine (esp. seafood). A variety of optional social activities will be organised to coincide with the course and special events can be organised upon request for participants and/or accompanying persons (diving, surf, stand-up paddle, windsurf, kayaking, horse-riding, tennis, bird-watching, nature walks, boat guided tours, fishing, etc).


Advanced Technologies and Training Programme (ATT)

A CCMAR infrastructure to coordinate training in advanced technologies, analytical methods, and laboratory techniques. The platform seeks to identify new training needs and develop training programmes to drive research diversification and technical specialisation in cutting-edge technologies. The ATT platform provides support to training activities in the form of organisation within a common administrative framework that can include student and trainer recruitment, course promotion, and funding. Advanced training programmes are targeted at members of CCMAR and UALG graduates students, national and international students, and commerical stakeholders.


Website: http://att.ccmar.ualg.pt

Marine Sciences in the Algarve
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at UAlg Campus
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in the Algarve
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Ria Formosa
The Lagoon
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Algarve coast