Meet the Institut de la mer de Villefranche, IMEV (previously Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche sur mer), one of EMBRC France's three sites.

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Meet EMBRC: an overview of our work and impact
Oceans are the lungs of our planet. They provide most of the oxygen we breathe and are an important source of food and medicine. We need healthy oceans for our health and the planet’s. The European Marine Biological Resource Centre, or EMBRC, enables researchers to deepen our understanding of our impact on the oceans to ensure the sustainable use of our oceans’ resources. EMBRC is a European 'research infrastructure' that provides researchers and companies with access to marine organisms and the facilities to study them, including experimental facilities and technological platforms. Headquartered in Paris, it brings together 45 marine stations and institutions in 9 member countries. In this video, EMBRC's Executive Director, Dr Nicolas Pade, describes what EMBRC is, how it's organised, and its impact. He also explains what's in store for the future and how EMBRC will continue striving to provide sustainable solutions to some of our most pressing societal issues.
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04 Sep 2020
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EMBRC-France: Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls-sur-Mer
Meet one of the French EMBRC sites: Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls-sur-Mer, OOB (part of EMBRC-FR). Founded in 1881, the OOB, also known as the Laboratoire Arago, is a marine station located in Banyuls-sur-Mer (Pyrénées-Orientales) on the Mediterranean coast of France. The marine station is made up of several joint research laboratories operated by Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC-Paris 6) and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).
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26 Jun 2014