The BIGSEA project is based in the new award-winning, LEED-certified ICTA building on the UAB campus. The ICTA (Insititut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) brings together natural and social scientists, including oceanographers, economists and social scientists, in a Maria de Maeztu Excellence centre. Situated on the outskirts of Barcelona, the campus is well connected to the city by an efficient commuter rail.
BIGSEA team members can also choose to work part-time in the Marine Science Institute of CSIC, on Passeig Maritim, next to the beach area of Barcelona. This possibility allows the development of close collaborations with a large network of oceanographers and fishery scientists.