The ECOAQUA University Institute is dedicated to the promotion of research, innovation and postgraduate training in sustainable aquaculture practices and the conservation and sustainable use of marine and coastal resources


The IU-ECOAQUA aims to contribute to the economic development of the Canary Islands through the generation of knowledge and its transfer to society, allowing new business opportunities to be created in the marine realm.

In particular, the University Institute for Research in Sustainable Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems coordinates different lines of research for better planning and integrated management of the marine environment, both from the point of view of its natural resources and to promote sustainable development of activities linked to sustainable aquaculture production, to ecotourism and to artisanal fishing from an ecosystemic approach.

In this sense, the actions of the research centre of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria aim to provide scientific support for decision-making and the implementation of European and national guidelines that favour the sustainability of marine and coastal ecosystems.

That is why, as the research activities linked to ECOAQUA have increased, we have structured ourselves into working groups, specifically: GIA, EOMAR, BIOCON and TOTMA, which have their own page on this portal.

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The Aquaculture Research Group (GIA) of the University Institute for Research in Sustainable Aquaculture and Marine...
Three scientists from the Biodiversity and Conservation group (BIOCON) of the Institute for Research in Sustainable...


30/03/2023 31/03/2023

Time: Thursday, March 30th: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Friday, March 31st: 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Place of celebration: Aula de Piedra located at Juan de Quesada Street, 30.

Organiser: ULPGC

Research Group: TOTMA




Time: Tuesday, March 21th: 16.00-17:30 (UTC-1)

Place of celebration: Institute for Research in Marine Sciences (OKEANOS) of the University of the Azores (UAc)

Organiser: AQUAINVERT project

Research Group: GIA

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Time: From 15:30 p.m. to 17:45 p.m.

Place of celebration: In person, at the BEA meeting room and On-line.

Organiser: INTEGRATE

Research Group: GIA

The aim of the workshop is to explain the methodology to track energy and carbon nutrient flow in IMTA, current models and application for end users.

The GIA group is involved as a project partner to develop IMTA pilot experiments integrating sea cucumbers into production and study their benefits.

You must register if you participate in person or online.


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Contract under the INVESTIGO program (Government of the Canary Islands) within the framework...
REQUIREMENTS: PhD in Marine Sciences or equivalent.  CANDIDATE PROFILE:Expert in ecological...
Deadline: 26 January 2023 Requirements and valuable skills:  Master in Aquacualture or...


The IU ECOAQUA is a research centre that belongs to the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, a public institution that offers a wide range of degrees in all the major areas of knowledge, with the aim of providing comprehensive training to those who come to it, in a commitment based on innovation, quality and internationalisation.



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