Investigation Units

Basic Sciences

Research Center in Sciences of the Sea and Limnology (CIMAR, for its acronym in Spanish)

Centro de Investigación en Ciencias del Mar y Limnología (CIMAR)


  • To do basic research in Oceanography and Limnology.

Main functions

  • To publish research results in national and international journals.
  • To do research in the fields of Oceanography and Limnology.
  • To deal with issues regarding the management of coastal areas, rivers and lakes as requested by the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica.
  • To promote relationships with universities and institutions to stimulate the establishment of internships for students and professors to learn new subjects of study.
  • To disseminate knowledge to the national population related to extraordinary maritime events to prevent them from natural disasters.



  • Analysis of samples from reservoirs, rivers, and lakes, with the purpose of financing research projects in Limnology.

Non Remunerated

  • The forecast of waves for the coasts of our country through a smartphone application of the Oceanographic Information Module (MIO, for its acronym in Spanish-CIMAR).