The University provides research and technological innovations-based contemporary knowledge which ensures advanced university education and high professional skills. Over 60 research and training labs, a botanical garden, a research vessel Mintis, a research and training sailboat Brabander, an Open Access Centre for Marine Research provide an infrastructure that enables the successful development of the international level fundamental and applied scientific research, experimental development activities in the fields of physical, biomedical, technological, social sciences, and the humanities. The University annually implements over 60 international and national research projects, collaborates with research and academical partners in Europe and other parts of the world, and takes part in the activities of international funds, programmes, and networks. The Marine Science Institute is specializing in coastal and sea research with focuses on the Baltic Sea ecosystem and one of the biggest lagoon in the Europe, the Curonian Lagoon. Research groups implement long term scientific research in fields of marine ecosystem biogeochemistry, ecology of benthic communities, ecology of biological invasions, integrated coastal zone management, protection of marine biodiversity, physical oceanography and intelligent transport technologies. In 2018 Marine Science Institute starts to work in a new building with fully equipped laboratories. Laboratories are aimed for complex analysis of different ecosystem components and integration of the results using multifunctional modelling tools like standard and more advanced microscopy tools for quantitative and structural analysis of different taxonomic groups, analysis of the community structure, trophology and morphometry; laboratory incubators and mesocosm systems for physiological and functional analysis of marine organisms, populations and ecosystems; analytical equipment for nutrient and organic carbon analysis; sedimentology equipment for the analysis of sediment particles (size, shape), fractionation of the samples, analysis of mechanical patterns of sediments (fraction of organic particles, density, relative density, porosity, filtration and strength properties, etc.); specialised GIS databases, spatial analysis of the data, 2D and 3D mapping, hydrodynamic, lithodynamic, ecological modelling and remote sensing.