EMBRC-FR is a French national research infrastructure distributed across three marine stations operated by Sorbonne University (SU) and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, CNRS). It was founded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) in 2012.
Through the installations at Station Biologique de Roscoff (SBR), Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls-sur-mer (OOB) and Institut de la Mer de Villefranche (IMEV), EMBRC-FR provides access to Channel, Atlantic and Mediterranean ecosystems and their exceptional marine biodiversity, alongside state-of-the-art analytical platforms. Biological resources can be supplied on-site or remotely from a range of cultured marine models or collected from wild stocks, and a wide range of microbiological strains (bacteria and microalgae). Accommodation and catering for on-site access are also available. Long-Life Training on marine sciences is offered by SU specialised service, which can design tailored training on demand.