Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO)

IEO-logoThe Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) is a public research institution devoted exclusively to studies on marine living and non-living resources. It is the advisory body to the government in marine affairs, on its oceanographic and fisheries policies and is the official Spanish representative in most of the international oceanographic organisations and programmes (IOC, ICES, GOOS, CLIVAR, WOCE, EuroGOOS, etc.). IEO has a large ocean observation system network to monitor oceanographic and biological properties via time series stations around the Iberian Peninsula and Islands. It monitores hydrography, plankton, fisheries and pollutants within the Spanish EEZ in compliance with European directives.