A distributed research infrastructure

EMBRC is a ‘distributed research infrastructure’ (RI) with a central ‘hub’ or headquarters responsible for the coordination and centralised management of the organisation. 
Our headquarters are located at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France. Our national partners (or ‘nodes’) in our member countries are composed of one or more marine stations. These stations provide services to EMBRC ‘users’, ie researchers or industry stakeholders from within the country or elsewhere in Europe and beyond.

Governance

General Assembly (GA)

EMBRC is governed by the GA, which includes two representatives from each EMBRC member country. The GA has makes decisions regarding EMBRC’s strategy, governance, and scientific development.

Executive Director & Secretariat

The Executive Director is the executive and legal representative of EMBRC. This individual leads EMBRC’s secretariat, which is responsible for the general management and administration of EMBRC.

Science and Innovation Advisory Board

This board is composed of experts from and academia and industry who are elected by the GA. Its role is to advise the GA and the Executive Directive on strategic matters.

Comittee of Nodes

This committee serves as a link between EMBRC HQ and the national partners, ensuring that decisions made by the GA are implemented at national level. It also provides advice on development and technical issues.

Meet the members

General Assembly
Science & Innovation Advisory Board
Committee of Nodes
Koen Lefever
Belgian Science Policy Office
BELSPO
Gert Verreet
Departement Economie, Wetenschap en Innovatie
Flemish Government
Bertrand Meyer
Sorbonne Université
SU
Eric Guittet (Vice-chair)
Ministry of Higher Education and Research
MESR
Stylianos Kastrinakis
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
HCMR
Antonio Magoulas
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
HCMR
Moshe Ben-Sasson
Ministry of Science, Technology and Space
MOST
Simon Berkowicz
Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences
IUI
Roberto Danovaro
Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn
SZN
Grazia Pavoncello
Ministry of Education and Science
MIUR
Christine Daae Olsen
Research Council of Norway
RCN
Amund Maage
University of Bergen
MIUR
Marta Abrantes
Ministry of Education and Science
FCT
Adelino Canário (Vice-chair)
Centre of Marine Science
CCMAR
Inmaculada Figueroa Rojas
Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness
MINESCO
José Manuel García Estevez
University of Vigo
UVIGO
Ian Davies
Marine Scotland
MINESCO
David Paterson (Chair)
Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland
MASTS
Philippe Cury
Institut de recherche pour le développement
IRD
Felicity Huntingford
Univeristy of Glasgow
Erik Steinfelder
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Antonio Villanueva
BioMar
Jan Vanaverbeke
Royal Belgian Institue of Natural Sciences
RBINS
Sidonie Gras
European Marine Biological Resource Centre
EMBRC
Nicolas Pade
European Marine Biological Resource Centre
EMBRC
Gemma Gimenez Papiol
EMBRC France
EMBRC-FR
Bernard Kloareg
Station Biologique de Roscoff
SBR
Georgios Kotoulas
Institue of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture
HCMR-IMBBC
Antonio Magoulas
Institue of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture
HCMR-IMBBC
Melanthia Stavroulaki
Institue of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture
HCMR-IMBBC
Jaap van Rijn
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences
HUJI
Marco Borra
Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn
SZN
Wiebe Kooistra
Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn
SZN
Tatiana Tsagaraki
University of Bergen
UIB
Daniela Fazenda
Centro de Ciências do Mar
CCMAR
Deborah Power
Centro de Ciências do Mar
CCMAR
Ibon Cancio
Plentzia Marine Station
PiE
Belén Martin Miguez
Toralla Marine Science Station
ECIMAT-UVIGO
Axel Miller
Scottish Association for Marine Science
SAMS

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