CephRes FactSheet

Guided by our passion for culture and science, the Association for Cephalopod Research works to promote scientific knowledge, dissemination and public engagement.
We focus on cephalopods, a small case-study for Science and Society. We are interested in cephs’ life, biology and social significance.
Based in Napoli, Italy, CephRes has been established in 2011 with the aim to facilitate sharing of knowledge and tools about cephalopods and to promote consensus and cooperation.
CephRes operates as NPO, is regulated by the laws of “Terzo Settore” and is listed in the public register of private research organizations.
The Association for Cephalopod Research operates through three main areas: Scientific Research; Implementation of Directive 2010/63/EU; Dissemination and Public Engagement.
CephRes is currently governed by a general assembly counting 15 members (country of origin: Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States of America) and by a Board of Directors.
We promote fund raising activities and participate to competitive funding to guarantee the resources required by our projects.
Our projects and activities are subjected to assessments by an independent, international Scientific Advisory Board.
Geographic Reach
CephRes is not limited by national boundaries and operates internationally; a particular project is designed to assist European-based scientists thus to facilitate implementation of the Directive 2010/63/EU.