Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn


logo-SZN-2 Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn (Italy, Campania)

The Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn of Naples was established in 1872 by the German scientist Anton Dohrn. It is at present an Italian public research organization controlled by the Ministero dell’Istruzione dell’Università e della Ricerca.

The Stazione Zoologica is among the top research institutions in the world in the fields of marine biology and ecology. Initiated by its founder with the mission to promote basic research by hosting scientists that needed marine organisms for their studies, it is now based on the research carried out by its own staff.

The present mission of the Stazione Zoologica is to conduct basic research in biology with a focus on marine organisms and their biodiversity, tightly linked with studies on biological evolution and marine ecosystem dynamics, using an integrated and interdisciplinary approach. The Stazione Zoologica also supports access to marine organisms for the international scientific community and provides high level training in its mission areas.

The major role of the Stazione Zoologica in the ENPI-CBC “S&T Med” Project on the Sustainability and Tourism in the Mediterranean aims at providing technical, scientific and organizational support to the other partners of the project and to small and medium-sized enterprises (existing and/or potential) involved in several traditional sectors of local tourism, in view of the development of a more environmentally sustainable tourism. This will be achieved through the involvement of local communities, tourists and local touristic operators in the spreading of good environmental practices, participation in the environmental protection activities and the creation of high-quality networks of environmental monitoring, sensibilization and valorization initiatives. These will include the design of a trans-national environmental monitoring system based on the setup of high-tech local observatories, aimed at involving local operators and local enterprises in new touristic and business activities centered on the concept of environmental quality and sustainable tourism.

Staff and contact

The Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn main building

Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn

Villa Comunale 80121 – Napoli, Italia

Tel.: +39 081 5833111 / +39 081 5833218
Fax: +39 081 7641355