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Published 03.01.2020

embrc_2

pp2EMBRC

European Marine Biology Resource Centre preparatory phase 2


Azores

 | Public Project

AquacultureBiotechnologyEcologyMarine biological resourcesMarine biologySmart specialization

EMBRC is a distributed infrastructure of marine biology and ecology, encompassing aquaculture and biotechnology, exploiting the latest “omics”, analytical and imaging technologies, and providing on site and remote scientific and technical services to the scientific community of the public and private sector. EMBRC successfully completed a preparatory phase in early in 2014 with the production of a business plan and a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by 9 countries. A host for its headquarters has been chosen and and an ERIC application is in preparation. Since only institutions from 5 MoU signatory countries went through the preparatory phase, the present proposal has as objectives: 1) to harmonize the access mechanism to the operational EMBRC-ERIC across all the partners, putting all the practical tools in place, including host contracts and single point online access platform, to enable EMBRC-ERIC to commence its access program; 2) to put in place practical guidelines towards the full implementation of the new European and international legislation and commitments on access and fair benefit sharing of the use of marine biological resources, thus providing clarity to future users of EMBRC-ERIC about their legal rights over obtained biological resources, and positioning itself globally as a broker between users and the supplying countries ; 3) to focus the smart specialization of the regions onto the opportunities marine biological resources offer for blue-biotech development and innovation, thus demonstrating the member states that EMBRC is a tool towards economic development of their maritime regions, and enticing them to sign the EMBRC-ERIC, and prioritize its sustained support, particularly from regions which are now underrepresented in EMBRC (Black and Baltic Seas). These activities will ensure that the beneficiary research communities can exploit the results obtained at EMBRC-ERIC facility from the start with the highest efficiency.

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IMAR - Instituto do Mar (Azores - Portugal)

Other european and international partners

  • IMAR – INSTITUTE OF MARINE RESEARCH (AZORES PORTUGAL)
  • CENTRO DE CIENCIA DO MAR DO ALGARVE (PORTUGAL)
  • UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE – PARIS 6 (FRANCE)
  • STAZIONE ZOOLOGICA ANTON DOHRN (ITALY)
  • MARINE BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (UNITED KINGDOM)
  • UNIVERSITEIT GENT (BELGIUM)
  • HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH (GREECE)
  • THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM (ISRAEL)
  • UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA (SPAIN) UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN (NORWAY)
  • UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO (SPAIN)
  • THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS (UNITED KINGDOM)
  • CONFERENCE DES REGIONS PERIPHERIQUES MARITIMES D EUROPE – ASSOCIATION (FRANCE)
  • HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO( FINLAND)
  • NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (UNITED KINGDOM)
  • VLAAMS INSTITUUT VOOR DE ZEE VZW (BELGIUM)