The partners belong to five research centers from three national institutions from Spain


Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries, IRTA, Generalitat de Catalunya

The IRTA center, located at Sant Carles de la Ràpita, has a privileged location near seafood fishing areas. IRTA AMIC Programme is responsible for carrying out the «Monitoring Water quality program in the seafood fishing areas of Catalonia «since 1999 and, consequently, is in close contact with the production and administration sector. The programme has long experience with microalgae including those harmful species producing toxins. It is fully equipped for microalgae isolation and culture, molecular and morphological identifications, and toxin analysis. IRTA also has aquaculture research facilities, both inside and outside.

IRTA has also begun to carry out marine phytoplankton analyzes of the Valencian Coast.

Banco Español de Algas (BEA), Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC)

This is the public and official collection of Spanish microalgae and cyanobacteria and is accredited as an International Authority for the Deposit of Microorganisms by the World Organization of Industrial Property (WIPO).

Instituto Universitario en Sanidad Animal y Seguridad Alimentaria (IUSA), Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC)

The purpose for which the Institute is created is “to serve as a useful tool for society and to become a benchmark in matters of animal health and food safety”, not only in the Canary Islands, but also in the rest of our country and in the world. Our strategic, geographical and cultural situation, and the events that we are experiencing in terms of the spread of diseases, the appearance of new health problems in the world, wide areas of poverty and massive migratory flows from those same areas, allow us to open, from Europe, broad lines of collaboration with countries in Africa and Central and South America, allowing the cultural and health development of those same areas.

Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (IDAEA-CSIC)

The main research interest of Mass Spectrometry Laboratory-Organic Pollutants of IDAEA-CSIC focuses on the study of organic pollutants in trace concentrations in the matrices belonging to the different environmental compartments. The laboratory has experience in toxin analysis (microcystins, toxins, STXs, CTXs, TTXs, among others) through different methodologies based on LC-MS, LC-MS/MS, LC-HRMS mass spectrometry; MALDI-TOF/TOF.

Observatorio Canario de Algas Nocivas (OCHABS), Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC)

The increase in temperature and CO2 in the sea can favor the expansion of toxic or harmful algae, which significantly affect not only marine ecosystems, but also well-being, the health of the population, and associated recreational activities. tourism and the quality of the environment.


Balearic Islands

CSIC-IMEDEA involved in microalgae sampling in the Balearic Islands and sharing his facilities at CSIC-IMEDEA

Balearic Islands

LIMIA. Direcció General de Pesca i Medi Marí. Illes Balears.

Canary Islands

Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Water, Gobierno de Canarias (Spain)

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