State Laboratory in Portugal whose mission is to promote and coordinate scientific research, technological development, innovation, and the provision of services in the domains of the sea and the atmosphere. It is the national authority in the fields of meteorology, climate, seismology, geomagnetism and in the assessment and advice on the management of fisheries resources and their ecosystems. IPMA is also responsible for the operation and maintenance of national networks of meteorological, geophysical, oceanographic, living resources and fisheries observation, and for the operation of the corresponding warning systems, in conjunction with the national civil protection authorities. It operates one of the tsunami warning centers as part of the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the NE Atlantic, the Mediterranean and connected seas (ICG/NEAMTWS). IPMA actively participates in the major Global initiatives, European and National projects for the development of early warning services for tsunamis and earthquakes, hazard mitigation and earth observation, cooperating in the integration of observation networks for seismic activity and sea level. In collaboration with Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) and Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL), IPMA has recently launched the initiative of the LEA project – Listening to the Earth under the Atlantic- with the aims to: i) promote research, development, and training on the observation of geophysical and oceanographic phenomena using submarine cables; ii) inform and advise national and international authorities on the opportunities and implications for science, technology, society, and innovation offered by the use of submarine cables; iii) establish partnerships with national and international entities aiming to the promotion of detection of geophysical and oceanographic phenomena using submarine cables.