Group UA1

University of Alicante

The research team, formed by members of the Department of Marine Sciences and Applied Biology of the University of Alicante, has more than 20 years of experience in the study of environmental and socioeconomic interactions of open sea aquaculture. We have worked on multiple aspects such as: influence of facilities on the fish community, benthos and plankton, impacts of escaped fish, exotic species, ecosystem services, site selection, carrying capacity and environmental monitoring.

Our research approach seeks to detect and quantify environmental mismatches that can be solved with applied science, as well as to study future scenarios of global change to increase aquaculture resilience. Within ThinkinAzul we want to contribute our expertise to grow aquaculture in an orderly, socio-environmentally sustainable way, ready to face the challenges of global change.


Universidad de Alicante

Research Center

Departamento de Ciencias del Mar y Biología Aplicada