What is EMBRC?

The European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC) aims to advance fundamental and applied marine biology and ecology research, while promoting the development of blue biotechnology. This is achieved by facilitating access to marine organisms and ecosystems, experimental facilities, technological platforms, and relevant services in its 32 marine stations and research institutes in 9 countries including Belgium (and France – the host, Greece, Israel, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden) in support of robust and efficient research. 

Our network

Our member countries offer a wealth of marine biological laboratories and stations dedicated to the investigation of marine organisms and ecosystems. By making their services and resources available to European and international research/innovation communities, we hope to push the frontiers of marine biological science and promote marine solutions to address societal issues (eg global warming, food shortages) and develop novel products, drugs and treatments.

EMBRC currently has 10 member countries: Belgium, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

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How does EMBRC-BE fit in?

EMBRC Belgium coordinates EMBRC at a national level. Bringing together five operators offering marine biology services:

  • Ghent University (UGent)
  • Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)
  • University of Leuven (KU Leuven)
  • Hasselt University (UHASSELT)
  • Institute of Natural Sciences

EMBRC-BE Services

EMBRC-BE offers a variety of services supporting both fundamental and applied research activities for sustainable solutions in the food, health and environmental sectors. To learn more about each service category offered in Belgium, click on the icons below.

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