The objectives of the CIMAR, that collect the philosophy of the creation of the centre, can be summarized as follows:
Establish in the required infrastructure to develop research activities in the different areas of the Marine Sciences, both basic and applied, within the coastal setting.
Creation of a Research Marine Centre as a referent for the research groups of the Valencian Community, national and international ones.
Logistical support in the performance of research, teaching and dissemination projects, according to their purposes.
Development of local, regional, national and international courses and seminars on marine and coastal settings.
Performance of practicals and nature and marine routes , which shall be addressed to students in different education cycles.
Dissemination of the natural, marine and fishing heritage, aimed at all citizens, in collaboration with public and private entities from the town of Santa Pola (Sea & Fishing Museum, the Museum of the Salt, the Local Aquarium, the Fish Market, the Fishing Port, etc.).
Collaboration with the scientific and cultural activities promoted by public and private entities (i.e. Association of Fishermen, aquaculture and fishing companies, etc.) of Santa Pola.
Therefore, the aims of the CIMAR can be summed up in research, educational/training and socio culturalactivities:
a) Research activities: Directed to study the marine and coastal environment, both from the basic point of view and applied.
b) Educational/training activities: Aimed at education and training on the marine and coastal environment, both basic and applied, addressed to university students and teachers.
c) Cultural activities: For dissemination, preservation and protection purposes, as well as for the transfer of knowledges on the marine and coastal environment to the public at large, and especially to the students of primary and secondary education.