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European Marine Biology Resource Centre preparatory phase 2

Objective

EMBRC is a distributed infrastructure of marine biology and ecology, encompassing aquaculture and biotechnology, exploiting the latest “omics”, analytical and imaging technologies, and providing on site and remote scientific and technical services to the scientific community of the public and private sector. EMBRC successfully completed a preparatory phase in early in 2014 with the production of a business plan and a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by 9 countries. A host for its headquarters has been chosen and and an ERIC application is in preparation. Since only institutions from 5 MoU signatory countries went through the preparatory phase, the present proposal has as objectives: 1) to harmonize the access mechanism to the operational EMBRC-ERIC across all the partners, putting all the practical tools in place, including host contracts and single point online access platform, to enable EMBRC-ERIC to commence its access program; 2) to put in place practical guidelines towards the full implementation of the new European and international legislation and commitments on access and fair benefit sharing of the use of marine biological resources, thus providing clarity to future users of EMBRC-ERIC about their legal rights over obtained biological resources, and positioning itself globally as a broker between users and the supplying countries ; 3) to focus the smart specialization of the regions onto the opportunities marine biological resources offer for blue-biotech development and innovation, thus demonstrating the member states that EMBRC is a tool towards economic development of their maritime regions, and enticing them to sign the EMBRC-ERIC, and prioritize its sustained support, particularly from regions which are now underrepresented in EMBRC (Black and Baltic Seas). These activities will ensure that the beneficiary research communities can exploit the results obtained at EMBRC-ERIC facility from the start with the highest efficiency.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/marine biology
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRADEV-1-2015-2
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

CENTRO DE CIENCIAS DO MAR DO ALGARVE
Address
Universidade Do Algarve
8005 032 Faro
Portugal
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 177 750

Participants (15)

UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6
France
EU contribution
€ 71 500
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STAZIONE ZOOLOGICA ANTON DOHRN
Italy
EU contribution
€ 59 000
Address
Villa Comunale
80121 Napoli
Activity type
Research Organisations
MARINE BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 52 750
Address
Citadel Hill The Laboratory
PL1 2PB Plymouth
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 109 000
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
EU contribution
€ 109 000
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7Km
19013 Attikia Anavissos
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
EU contribution
€ 50 500
Address
Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 71 000
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 32 750
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IMAR - INSTITUTO DO MAR
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 23 270
Address
Rua Prof Dr Frederico Machado 4 Departamento De Oceanografia E Pescas Univ Dos Acores
9901-862 Horta
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 45 250
Address
Lg Campus Lagoas Marcosende
36310 Vigo Pontevedra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 22 750
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONFERENCE DES REGIONS PERIPHERIQUES MARITIMES D EUROPE - ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 41 500
Address
Rue Saint Martin 6
35700 Rennes
Activity type
Other
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 32 750
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 26 500
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
VLAAMS INSTITUUT VOOR DE ZEE VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 50 250
Address
Wandelaarkaai 7
8400 Oostende
Activity type
Research Organisations