One programme on the Pinna nobilis fan mussel currently involves three labs: IMBK (the Kotor Marine Biology Institute in Montenegro), IMEDMAR in Calpe, by agreement with the Catholic University of Valencia, and the Paul Ricard Oceanographic Institute. The programme includes population surveys and genetic studies.
We also run a reintroduction programme for seahorses jointly with AMPN, a nature conservation organisation in Monaco, supported by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.
The PIM programme for small Mediterranean islands includes occasional field work (inventories) and exchanges with other Mediterranean countries, particularly in North Africa.
International cooperation accelerates scientific progress and the Institute fully supports this approach.