Insituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras Invemar SA (Invemar)
Invemar's mission is to carry out basic and applied scientific research based on natural renewable resources and marine and coastal ecosystems, which is of national interest. The purpose is to gather necessary scientific knowledge to formulate policies, make decisions and to elaborate plans and projects that will help us in the development of; the management of sustainable resources, the recovery of marine and coastal ecosystems, and to improve the quality of life of Colombians through the rational implementation of the scientific capacity of the Institute and its articulation with other public and private entities.
To be a scientific institution of excellence, well-known at both the national and international levels because of its high quality and leadership in applied and basic scientific research, and for its commitment to the use of sustainable marine and coastal resources. INVEMAR must be shaped by a compromised human group, highly qualified, and with ethical values that will contribute to the improvement of quality of life for Colombians.
The headquarters of the Marine and Coastal Research Institute "Jose Benito Vives de Andreis" -Invemar- have been located in Playa Salguero, Santa Marta, since April 2013.
The total area of the site is 48,585 square meters; 19,611 of which are composed of offices, laboratories, auditoriums, parking lots, warehouses and workshops. The remaining space is destined to green areas.
The building is composed of concrete structures which are evident and cladded with Hunter Douglas aluminum panels which are a variation of blue colors, making the effect of a ventilated facade.