Welcome to the website of the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies, IMEDEA (CSIC-UIB), a joint research institute between the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) and the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB). IMEDEAâs main goal is the production of high-quality scientific and technical knowledge about the structure and function of Nature and its responses to human activities. This knowledge is essential to the sustainable management of natural systems and to improve peopleâs quality of life. Concerned with its geographical context, IMEDEA research is focused on coastal/insular marine ecosystems. Thirty years after its foundation in 1986, IMEDEA has become a center of reference for the international and national scientific community in its activity field and for environmental managers in the Balearic Islands, a science talent attractor and a contributor to the training of young researchers. The Institute is active in transferring research outputs to society and in promoting scientific vocations among the young and science culture among the general public. I encourage you to explore our web site to know us and what we do.