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The Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMAR) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) is the largest institution in Italy devoted to scientific development in ocean science. ISMAR conducts multi-disciplinary studies in all fields of marine sciences encompassing geological, biological and oceanographic research in the Mediterranean and in the world ocean. The permanent staff includes over 180 people distributed over six locations: Venice (headquarters), Trieste, La Spezia, Bologna, Rome and Naples. ISMAR is also national leader in marine geological mapping, geologic and environmental risk assessment, collection of long-term oceanographic time series, ocean modelling and sustainable exploitation of marine resources.