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The European Marine Biological Resource Centre

EMBRC is a global reference Research Infrastructure responding to the societal Grand Challenges through advanced marine biology and ecology research.

The EMBRC-ERIC is a pan-European Research Infrastructure for marine biology and ecology research. With its services, it aims to answer fundamental questions regarding the health of oceanic ecosystems in a changing environment, enable new technologies to further our investigation capabilities, support life-science breakthrough discoveries with the use of marine biological models, and continue long-term marine monitoring efforts. EMBRC-ERIC is a driver in the development of blue biotechnologies, supporting both fundamental and applied research activities for sustainable solutions in the food, health and environmental sectors.

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ASSEMBLE Plus: Final Opportunity for Industry and Academic Researchers to Benefit From Free Access

Researchers from industry and academia are invited to apply for free access to facilities and research services at more than 30 international institutions. Funded by the European Union, the ASSEMBLE Plus programme supports researchers to carry out their own research projects using platforms and marine biological resources not available in their home institutes. The initiative helps participants to enhance their skills, create new collaborations and contribute to scientific understanding.

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Researchers Dr. Estefanía Paredes and Damián Costas at one of the operators of EMBRC-ES, ECIMAT (Estación de Ciencias Mariñas de Toralla, Vigo, Spain) have fine-tuned a method to identify the sex of urchins without inducing spawning. For many urchin-related studies, differentiating males and females is crucial and up to now, sea urchin sex was identified with far-from-innocuous methodologies such as dissection or injection of KCl, which induces spawning. 

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Article Published on the advances and uncertainties in compliance measures of the Nagoya Protocol

A paper by Dr. Laura Movilla, lecturer in Public International Law at the University of Vigo (EMBRC-ES) describing the advances and uncertainties in compliance measures for users from the Nagoya Protocol in the European Union has been published.

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AORA Marine Microbiome Roadmap Launch

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