Founded in Viareggio in 1999, the CE.TU.S Center. is a non-profit organization specialized in research on whales and dolphins in the Pelagos Sanctuary.
In CETUS you find a marine biologists, and engineers, The center collects data on the presence, distribution, ecology and ethology of many species of cetaceans through the self financing.
The purpose of the center is to increase the knowledge on the distribution, abundance and health status of the species of cetaceans in the Mediterranean Sea, particularly in the Tuscany waters. The CETUS contributes the understanding of the biology and ethology of dolphins and whales.
Since 2008 CE.TU.S. houses the Information Point O.T.C. and is the representative of the private and voluntary associations within the Scientific Committee of OTC.