Marine Scotland welcomes European Marine Biological Resource Centre to Edinburgh

July 14, 2015 by No Comments | Category Collaborations, Marine Directorate general, Marine Directorate Science

Marine Scotland hosted the latest meeting of the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC) Implementation Board at its offices in Edinburgh on 13th July.

EMBRC, based in Paris, is the latest European Resource Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) being developed and EMBRC will support both fundamental and applied research based on marine bioresources and marine ecosystems. In particular, the EMBRC will encourage improved exploitation of marine resources as well as the development of medicines (anti-cancer), blue energies (fuel made from algae) and many other end-products from the sea.

As well as Marine Scotland, who have signed the formal EMBRC Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of the UK, the other UK partners include:

The formal application to create the EMBRC ERIC is due to be lodged with the European Commission in late 2015 with the operational phase expected to start in 2016.

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