Casa do Hórreo & Casa da Estrela
Rúa da Ribeira, nº 1 - 4
15590 A Graña - Ferrol (Galicia-Spain)
Telephone number: 981 563100, extensions: 30371 - 30372 - 30375
Direct telephone numbers: 981 333371 / 981 333372
Fax: 981 333373
Director: Prof. Dr. Victoriano Urgorri. email@example.com
Subdirectora: Profa. Dra. Celia Besteiro. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jefe de la Estación: Dr. Guillermo Díaz-Agras. email@example.com
The "Estación de Bioloxía Mariña da Graña" (EBMG) is formally a scientific institution of the University of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia (Northwest of Spain). Its aims are to promote and provide marine biology training and research in this region as well as to act as a public information centre regarding the flora and fauna of the Galician coast. In addition, the EBMG aims to encourage scientific exchanges with universities and research institutions in Spain and abroad.
With a surface area of 400 m2, this building has been designed for research, with adequate facilities and resources for the development of scientific projects and meetings, research projects and doctoral thesis. It includes:
This building of 500 m2 has been designed for teaching activities and residence for visitors. It aims to provide training activities for students of 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycle. It offers the following facilities:
The "Estación de Bioloxía Mariña da Graña" is located in the village of A Graña, in the Ría de Ferrol (Galicia - Spain). This ría and those of A Coruña and Ares together form a geographical unit called the Ártabro Gulf, with very similar biological, climatic and geomorphological characteristics. The laboratory's geographical location - 43" 28' N; 8" 16' W - is ideal for studies of temperate East Atlantic coastal flora and fauna.
The laboratory has two small vessels of 5,25 m long with outboard motors of 55 and 90 CV for diving activities, and a larger fibre-glass vessel (12 m long) equipped for sampling in coastal waters (plankton nets and several dredge types: Naturalist's rectangular dredge, Rallier-du-Baty dredge, epibenthic sledge, van Veen grab, Agassiz trawl).