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EMBRC launches its new website
EMBRC is proud to announce that it has a new website. You will find information about who we are, how we’re organised, what we do, the services we provide, and who our nine member countries are.
16 Nov 2020
EMBRC in the news: CNN interview with IUI researchers in Eilat
CNN's Oren Liebermann went diving in the Red Sea to find out why the coral reefs remain resilient, despite climate change negatively impacting coral reefs around the world. In the video, he speaks with researchers from EMBRC partner, The Inter-University Institute (IUI) for Marine Sciences in Eilat (Israel).
13 Nov 2020
Launch of the international project AtlantECO
In September 2020, 36 organisations from 13 different countries launched AtlantECO, an ambitious research project funded by the European Union to explore the Atlantic Ocean from pole to pole. The project will map new and existing knowledge about the microscopic organisms that inhabit rivers, coastal waters, the open ocean, marine sediments and the atmosphere, as well as those found on plastic litter.
15 Oct 2020
CORBEL video on European 'Life Science Research Infrastructures'
We are pleased to announce the first CORBEL animated video on European 'Life Science Research Infrastructures' (LS RIs). Watch the video to see how users (in the CORBEL project) took advantage of cutting-edge technologies and resources to advance their life science research projects!
11 Jun 2020
NEWS now online
We are pleased to announce the launch of the updated website. After many months of hard work and dedication from the Marine Training team at Ghent University, the updated website can now be accessed via or
26 Jun 2020
PiE-UPV/EHU, an EMBRC member, celebrates its 8th anniversary
The Research Centre for Experimental Marine Biology and Biotechnology 'Plentziako Itsas Estazioa' (PiE-UPV/EHU, Plentzia Marine Station), an EMBRC member, is excited to announce that it turns eight this week! The institution opened its doors on July 17th, 2012 as the marine station of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). To mark this event, PiE-UPV has contributed the text below.
08 Sep 2020


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EMBRC brochure
01 Jun 2017
Annual reports
2019 Annual report
01 Jun 2020
Governance documents
EMBRC statutes (updated 2018)
10 Sep 2018
Governance documents
EU Implementing decision establishing EMBRC (20 February 2018)
20 Feb 2018
Governance documents
EMBRC business plan (Nardello et al., April 2017)
01 Jun 2017
Governance documents
EMBRC data management plan (2017)
01 Apr 2017
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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.
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).
26 Jun 2014

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