EMBRC European Marine Biological Resource Centre

European Marine Biological Resource CentreWe have been recognised as the Spanish node (in consortium with ECIMAT- Estación de Ciencias Marinas de Toralla- U Vigo) of the European Marine Biological Resources Centre (EMBRC), which is an ESFRI project on the way to become an ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium). EMBRC's main objective is to offer access to marine ecosystems and services to research, industry and management communities.


EMBRC brings 24 leading European marine stations in 9 countries together, within the framework of ESFRI. EMBRC's marine laboratories are unique and essential for marine research and possess high level technologies research platforms and share state-of-art genomic and proteomic facilities, together providing: a) access to a wide range of European coastal marine biota and their ecosystems; b) an integrated supply of marine organisms for interdisciplinary research, including new models; c) coordinated services including state-of-the-art biobanks and dedicated platforms for genomics, structural and functional biology, microscopy and bioinformatics; d) interdisciplinary training in marine biological sciences and genomics; and (e) outreach to stakeholders, users and the public at large. PiE-UPV/EHU contributes with unique facilities and laboratories (briefly introduced in Section 7.3.2) that support excellent technological platfoms and provide priority access to services in the UPV/EHU Campus (zebrafish research facility, sequencing, microarray analysis, analytical chemistry, advanced analytical chemistry (RAMAN), supercomputing UPV/EHU services). I Cancio, as Director of the EMBRCes-PiE node, is active member of the EMBRC implementation board and participate actively in H2020 proposals related to EMBRC. We have been leading the work package on sustainability in the H2020-INFRADEV-2-2015 proposal European Marine Resource Center-pp2 (Cood: A Canario CCMAR, Portugal) and have recently known the INFRAIA-1-2015 proposal for consolidated research communities in Marine Biological Stations with the awarded on the year 2017. A proposal for INTERREG Atlantic Region has recently passed first stage evaluation.