Scientific and logistic support has been given to undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the University of Évora and other universities, Portuguese or not (e.g. Universidade de Lisboa, Universidade do Algarve, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Instituto Superior de Educação e Ciências, University of Plymouth, University College Cork), as well as to teachers training courses.

Classes have been taught every semester in marine biology and ecology, namely coastal ecology, biology and conservation of marine resources, and marine pollution, as well as in other areas of biological and geological sciences. Research has been done for the completion of undergraduate, master and PhD theses (see Research section).

University of Évora main courses taught with the support of CIEMAR in the last few years are:

In general, classes are intensive during short periods (three to six days normally). Accomodation of students and teachers at CIEMAR during these periods is possible.

Several types of classes are taught in CIEMAR, namely laboratory practical classes and field work classes.

Subjects taught in laboratory practical classes of CIEMAR are, for example:

  • external and internal anatomy of marine fishes and invertebrates;
  • taxonomical identification and ecology of marine seaweed, fishes and invertebrates;
  • taxonomical identification of marine zooplankton;
  • pollution effects in invertebrates (imposex in gastropod molluscs);
  • statistical analysis of marine ecology data;
  • scientific illustration of marine organisms.

Using nearby shore systems and the Port of Sines, field work classes have been taught with the support of CIEMAR in the following subjects:

  • spatial and temporal patterns of zooplankton abundance and distribution;
  • spatial patterns of estuarine fishes and benthic macrofauna and meiofauna abundance and distribution;
  • spatial and temporal patterns and processes of rocky shore macroepibenthic seaweed and invertebrates abundance and distribution;
  • activity and yield of commercial and rocky shore fishermen and their opinion on marine conservation and fisheries management;
  • taxonomy, morphology, ecology, conservation and catch (fisheries techniques and management) of marine fishes sold at the fishing port of Sines;
  • coastal sediment dynamics and morphodynamic processes in rocky and sandy shores;
  • environmental management and control of industrial activities in the Port of Sines.