CE.TU.S. Cetacean Research Center. is a non-profit organization specialized in research on whales and dolphins in the Pelagos Sanctuary.
In 1999 CE.TU.S. was founded in Viareggio by marine biologists and engineers. It is involved in research and data collection on cetaceans: presence, distribution, ecology, ethology, communication and more.
The purpose of CE.TU.S. is to increase the knowledge on the distribution, abundance and health status of cetaceans in the Mediterranean Sea, focusing in the Tuscany waters.
Since 2008 it houses the Information Point O.T.B. (Tuscany Observatory for Biodiversity) with a permanent show at "Museo della Marineria A. Gianni", Viareggio. CE.TU.S. represents the private and voluntary associations within the Scientific Committee of O.T.B.
CE.TU.S. promotes several activities: environmental education for students; lessons and training sessions for universities; eco-tourism activities to involve people in whale and dolphin-watching.