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CSIC – Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas



The Spanish National Research Council is the largest public institution dedicated to research in Spain and the third largest in Europe. Its main objective is to develop and promote research that will help bring about scientific and technological progress, and it is prepared to collaborate with Spanish and foreign entities in order to achieve this aim.

CSIC plays an important role in scientific and technological policy, since it encompasses an area that takes in everything from basic research to the transfer of knowledge to the productive sector. Its research is driven by its centres and institutes, which are spread across all the autonomous regions. CSIC has 6% of all the staff dedicated to research and development in Spain, and they generate approximately 20% of all scientific production in the country.[4] It also manages a range of important facilities; the most complete and extensive network of specialist libraries, and also has joint research units.

Significant latest research by CSIC is the Temperature and Winds for InSight (TWINS) module, which is a component of NASA’s InSight Mars lander, which landed successfully on November 26, 2018. TWINS will monitor weather at the Mars landing site.

Coordinating Institute from CSIC: IAS CSIC – Institute for Sustainable Agriculture


Other participants from CSIC:

IG – Instituto de la Grasa

Partner leader: Fernando Fermoso, Guillermo Rodriguez

UCO – Universidad de Cordoba

UCO – Universidad de Cordoba

Although it was established in 1972, UCO is the inheritor of the Free University of Córdoba (Universidad Libre de Córdoba), which operated in the province in the late 19th century. Centenary institutions like the Faculty of Veterinary Science depend on UCO. UCO stands...

UdG – Universidad de Girona

UdG – Universidad de Girona

The University of Girona is a public higher education institution created 30 years ago, that excels in research and is involved in social progress through the creation, transmission, dissemination and criticism of science, technology, the humanities, social...