The IMC Foundation’s main activity is scientific research for the study and reevaluation of marine and coastal ecosystems. In particular, our research focuses on the marine environment, aquatic species and their relationship to the environment. The other main area of research is aquaculture and fishery resources, mainly for the species Paracentrotus lividus,Mugil cephalus and Crasssostrea gigas. Research on this subject concerns the identification of optimal diet and living conditions for the rearing of larvae and embryos. Our research experiments are aimed at transferring technical know-how to help the local socio-economic development.
The IMC Foundation deals with the dissemination of scientific culture and sustainability for schools of all levels and types. In addition, by organizing conferences and seminars, they share the results of their experiments and research. The IMC promotes the education of young people in science and technology. This is achieved through the organization of advanced schools, workshops and study programs at the Foundation itself, as well as at research centers, universities and companies both in Italy and abroad.
The Foundation is committed as a center of the Science and Technology Park of Sardinia. It is involved in the transfer of technology to local businesses for the development of sustainable production activities, specifically in the areas of aquaculture and algal production. The IMC also participates in projects, including internationally, concerning proper practice in the management and protection of marine and coastal ecosystems.