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What is EMBRC?

The European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC) supports researchers to better understand the seas and oceans. It aims to advance fundamental and applied marine biology and ecology research by facilitating access to marine organisms and ecosystems, experimental facilities, technological platforms, and relevant services in its 45 marine stations and research institutes in 9 member countries: Belgium, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom.

How does EMBRC-ES fit in?

EMBRC-ES is the Spanish node of EMBRC, which is made up of three local operators: Toralla Marine Science Station (ECIMAT, CIM-UVigo) located at southern margin of Ría de Vigo; Plentzia Marine Station (PiE-UPV/EHU) placed in Southern Bay of Biscay and Spanish Bank of Algae (BEA-ULPGC), whose headquarters are in Telde. EMBRC-ES provides access to different ecosystems and offers a broad portfolio of services.

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Latest news from EMBRC

When you think of World Ocean Day, you might imagine sharks, whales, dolphins, and turtles – charismatic animals that beguile us with their intelligence, ingenuity, and fascinating behaviours. 

But the vast ocean is teeming with life and even the tiniest organisms play their part in keeping our planet healthy. 

To find out more, visit the newsroom section on the EMBRC website.