About us

International reference for knowledge of the oceans


The Campus do Mar (CDM), led by the University of Vigo and also promoted by the universities of Santiago de Compostela and A Coruña, the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), is a cross-border campus that, in addition, counts with the Portuguese Universities of Aveiro, Minho, Oporto, Coimbra and Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, the Polytechnic Institutes of Leiria, Oporto and Viana do Castelo that, together with platforms and technological centers, brings together the research and socioeconomic agents in the marine field of the Galicia-North Portugal Euroregion.


The R&D cluster of the CDM brings together more than 3,000 researchers from 25 institutions, 1,400 doctors, and more than 10,500 published research works, more than 600 doctoral theses and more than 6,000 research projects throughout the last five years.

Project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education within the framework of the Campus of International Excellence program and by the spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, within the National Plan for Scientific Research, Development and Technological Innovation.