About Us


Barcelona Ocean is a joint initiative by InvestigAdHoc and researchers at the Institut de Ciències de Mar (ICM, Institute of Marine Sciences). We offer specialized training in marine sciences to professionals and researchers, graduate students and the general public. Courses are held at ICM’s facilities, located by the beach and nearby a wide range of accommodation.


InvestigAdHoc is a company led by Francisco Machín that provides marine-related educational and scientific services to researchers and research-oriented companies. Services include website construction and managing, translation of technical documents, data analysis and plotting, poster and articles design and layout, and administration and bureaucracy work.


The Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM, Institute of Marine Sciences) has extensive experience in marine science research, graduate training and dissemination. ICM is one of the top marine research centres in Europe. It carries out state-of-the art research in marine sciences, with over 250 Science Citation Index publications per year. Many of the center's researchers have collaborated with undergraduate and graduate training programs for a number of universities. As a result of these collaborations, researchers have gained significant experience as lecturers and have developed a significant number of teaching materials.

Academic Committee

Pep Gasol
Josep Lluís Pelegrí
Miguel Angel Rodríguez
Marta Coll

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