Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls-sur-Mer | Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche-sur-Mer | Station Biologique de Roscoff
After the IDEALG project (for the promotion of macroalgae), the project of Centre national de ressources biologiques marines (EMBRC-France), coordinated by the Station Biologique de Roscoff (http://www.sb-roscoff.fr/), has been retained in the frame of the Call for “Investissements d’avenir” in the “Infrastructures nationales en biologie et santé » category (National Infrastructures for Biology and Health). For the next 10 years, the project will be supported with 16 M€.
EMBRC France is the French component of EMBRC. In 2009 the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) has selected EMBRC to become one of the future European research infrastructure on marine bioresources and marine ecosystems. In 2014 , nine countries including France, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for its establishment, planned for 2016 .
Structural Biology Facilities
Marine & Maritime Engineering Facilities
Genomic, Transcriptomic, Proteomics and Metabolomics Facilities
In situ Marine/Freshwater Observatories
Collections of Biological Resources (e.g. Microorganisms, Biobanks and Seed Banks)
Biological and Medical Sciences
Health and Food
EMBRC - France provides services for studying the functioning of marine resources and marine ecosystems . EMBRC - France makes available marine organisms, particularly model organisms for which resources and genomic tools exist.
The three marine stations of EMBRC - France offer technical services for scientific diving.
Training for academic users and companies is central to the mission of the National Marine Living Resources Centre. The areas concerned are: - Training on methods of cultivation and use of marine models (micro- and macro- organisms) - Biodiversity, ecosystems, scientific diving - Technical and scientific training : molecular biology, spectroscopy , cytometry, imaging , structural biology , functional exploration - Training environments and methods in bioinformatics.
The three marine stations of EMBRC - France offer equipment for scientific diving- including filling station and premises as well as water resources for the realization of campaigns in coastal areas.
EMBRC - France offers to users advanced analytical platforms for a high-quality research on marine organisms. The proposed technology platforms are: Genomics, Imaging (miscroscopie and cytometry) , structural and chemical analyzes ( spectrometry, crystallography, extraction and characterization of biomolecules, nutrients), Culture and biomass and Bioinformatics.
EMBRC - France offers to its users appropriate and efficient infrastructure to conduct research projects in marine stations of EMBRC France.