Marine Operations Department (DOM)

Updated: Wednesday January 15th, 2020
January 15th, 2020 IFOP


Operate and manage scientific vessels maintaining their operational effectiveness and an optimal use factor, in order to comply with the committed research cruises, in accordance with current regulations and considering the safety of human life at sea.


To have a research platform with state-of-the-art technology and a team of high-level professionals that allow managing and operating scientific vessels in jurisdictional waters, with the support of an infrastructure on land.

Work teams

To fulfill the mission, the Department of Marine Operations has the following work team and infrastructure:

  • Fisheries / oceanographic scientific research platform
  • Specialized crew
  • Technical operators
  • Engineer for Ship Maintenance
  • Naval Electronics
  • Administrative staff
  • Wineries / fishing nets workshop
  • Radio base station


Gerson Lizama Fernández (Head of Department)


Gerson Lizama Fernández

Execution Engineer in Industrial Management. Professional specialized in the administration and operation of scientific ships that has focused its work in the management of port operations, in the administration of personnel on board and in the Maritime Agency.