European Marine Biological Resource Centre

European Marine Biological Resource Centre



The European Marine Biological Research Centre (EMBRC-ERIC) is a pan-European Research Infrastructure for marine biology and ecology research. With its services, it aims to answer fundamental questions regarding the health of oceanic ecosystems in a changing environment, enable new technologies to further our investigation capabilities, support life-science breakthrough discoveries with the use of marine biological models, and continue long-term marine monitoring efforts. EMBRC-ERIC is a driver in the development of blue biotechnologies, supporting both fundamental and applied research activities for sustainable solutions in the food, health and environmental sectors. Our capacity is hosted at renowned marine biological stations and institutes – the EMBRC Operators, across EU and EU-Associate countries. By organising access to these state-of-the-art facilities, EMBRC-ERIC provides the necessary and relevant services, facilities and technology platforms to study marine organisms and ecosystems. EMBRC-ERIC further promotes the development of blue biotechnologies by supporting fundamental and applied research activities towards innovation in therapeutics, cosmetics, nutrition, aquaculture, and fisheries, among others. The vision is for EMBRC-ERIC is to be a global reference Research Infrastructure for fundamental and applied marine biology and ecology research, with a unique entry point to a unique offer of services, resources and knowledge.


Belem statement areas
Emerging Pollutants
Ocean Observation
Polar Research
Time frame
2008 - Ongoing


Nicolas Pade
European Marine Biological Resource Centre