IPMA is the Portuguese Sea and Atmosphere Institute (Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera).
It is a public institution, part of the indirect administration of the State, endowed with administrative and financial autonomy and its own property.
The IPMA I. P., continuing responsibility of the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine, under supervision and guardianship of the respective minister.
The strategic guidelines and setting goals for IPMA, I. P., as well as the monitoring of their implementation, are articulated between members of the Government responsible for the sea and science.
Take IPMA responsibilities to the national territory in the areas of the sea and atmosphere, focused its research efforts on projects that accrue to direct applications to use in operating activities in pursuit of a better prog ressiva of information available to its users whether the revised offer is commercial or public service and in particular, in this case, the concern directed to safeguarding people and property.
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