Welcome to a centre conceived to promote research, education and dissemination. The centre is devoted to scientific and technological research; to teaching activities of specialised education (e.g., postgraduate studies and doctorates), and to science dissemination. It might also provide to industry and administration technical advice in the field of its expertise: the interaction between the Ocean, the ecosystem and the human health.

PiE-UPV/EHU is small but wide-scoped, well-defined but flexible, ad hoc designed for its purposes but modular, dynamic but long-lasting, with strict controls necessary for excellence.

The Research Centre for Experimental Marine Biology and Biotechnology “Plentziako Itsas Estazioa”, also known as PiE-UPV/EHU or Plentzia Marine Station, is an institution without juridical entity created by the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU).

PiE-UPV/EHU is part of a European Research infrastructure called “The European Marine Biological Resource Centre” (EMBRC) which was established in 2013 to advance fundamental and applied marine biology and ecology research – while promoting the sustainable blue economy.

Research Centre for Experimental Marine Biology & Biotechnology

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