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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.
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CENTRO DE CIENCIAS DO MAR DO ALGARVE

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Universidade Do Algarve
8005 032 Faro

Portugal

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 177 750

Participants (15)

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UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6

France

EU Contribution

€ 71 500

STAZIONE ZOOLOGICA ANTON DOHRN

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 59 000

MARINE BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 52 750

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 109 000

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 109 000

THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 50 500

UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 71 000

UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 32 750

IMAR- INSTITUTO DO MAR

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 23 270

UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 45 250

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 22 750

CONFERENCE DES REGIONS PERIPHERIQUES MARITIMES D EUROPE - ASSOCIATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 41 500

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 32 750

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 26 500

VLAAMS INSTITUUT VOOR DE ZEE VZW

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 50 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 689173

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2015

  • End date

    30 September 2016

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.4.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 975 520

  • EU contribution

    € 975 520

Coordinated by:

CENTRO DE CIENCIAS DO MAR DO ALGARVE

Portugal