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 University Institute 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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17/06/2024 20/06/2024

Date: Monday, June 17th - Thursday, June 20th

Place of celebration: Alfredo Kraus Auditorium of the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Gran Canaria, Spain).

Organizers: Spanish Aquaculture Society (SEA) and the University Institute of Sustainable Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems (ECOAQUA)

Research group: GIA


17/03/2024 22/03/2024

Dates: Sunday, March 17th 2024 - Friday, March 22nd 2024

Place of celebration: Grand Chancellor Hotel, Hobart-nipaluna, Tasmania

Organizers: Kerrie Swadling, Anthony Richardson, Sonia Batten, Sanae Chiba, Sophie Pitois
Jörn Schmidt, Akash Sastri and Wenneke ten Hout

Research group: EOMAR

Researcher: Rodrigo Almeda García

Session: "Interactions between zooplankton and pollution in a changing ocean" organized by Penelope Lindeque (Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK), Rodrigo Almeda Garcia (ULPGC, Spain), Matthew Cole (Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK), Amanda Dawson (CSIRO, Australia), Claudia Halsband (Akvaplan-Niva, Norway) y Sinja Rist (Technical University of Denmark)




Time and date: Friday, February 29th: 11:00 to 12:00 and 19:00 to 20:00

Access: Online

Organizer: Groningen University

Research group: BIOCON




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 University Institute 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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