Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario Scienze del Mare

logo CoNISMa The CONISMA ( is the Italian national consortium of marine sciences.
It includes 33 Italian universities and more than 800 scientists covering different aspects of the marine research.

The research unit CONISMA is at the Department of Life and Environmental Science (including the former Department of Marine Sciences) at the Polytechnic University of Marche (UNIVPM). The research teams on marine biology and ecology and on microbial and molecular ecology have a pluri-annual experience on studies of marine ecosystems with particular focus on the comprehension of relations between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Scientists at CONISMA have been involved in more than 20 international projects, 15 projects (from FP5 to FP7) funded by the European Union and one ESF programme

Keywords Marine ecology, Microbial and molecular ecology, Research on relations between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning
Address Via Isonzo 32 – 00198 Roma Italy