Barcelona is one of the most attractive cities in Europe and the World. Its wonderful weather and privileged location by the sea, the numerous architecture styles (modernist, gothic, medieval, romanesque, roman) and its beautiful surroundings, a very active civil society, the many international events and exhibitions, and the never-ending cultural proposals, attract visitors from all over the world.

The Summer Colloquium will be held at the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM), the largest Spanish Center for the Study of Marine Sciences. ICM has a permanent staff of more than 60 researchers, with well-recognized scientists on the fields of Biological and Physical Oceanography. It is located near downtown Barcelona, right by the beach and besides a city harbour. It has excellent field, laboratory and classroom facilities to hold the Ramon Margalef Summer Colloquiums. Additionally, there are several nearby student residences which will be available for the summer university-vacation period, where the participants of the colloquium will be able to lodge.