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European Marine Biological Resource Centre France (EMBRC-FR)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
Self-standing RI
Legal Status
ERIC
Location
181 Chemin du Lazaret, Observatoire océanologique de Villefranche-sur-mer, Villefranche-sur-Mer, PO: 06230, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
Structure
Type Of RI
Distributed
Coordinating Country
France
Nodes
Provider Country:
France
Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls-sur-Mer | Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche-sur-Mer | Station Biologique de Roscoff
Status
Status
Current Status:
Operational since 2008
Timeline
Operational since 2014 to 2019
Under construction since 2012 to 2013
Scientific Description
EMBRC - France offers to scientists and businesses a simplified access to ecosystems, living marine resources, advanced equipment and complementary skills of the three marine stations of the Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) and CNRS : Banyuls , Roscoff and Villefranche- sur-Mer. EMBRC - France provides a major tool for the exploration and exploitation of marine biodiversity , molecular scale ecosystem .

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 .

RI Keywords
Ocean, Marine biology, Biodiversity, Access, Environmental research, Marine biochemistry, Ocean acidification, Marine and coastal research, Marine ecosystems, Genomics, Research vessel, Basic Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Bioinformatics, Environmental analysis, Marine environment, Imaging, Aquatic ecosystem, Coastal research, Oceanic observatory, Marine ecology, Marine chemistry
Classifications
RI Category
Databases
Marine & Maritime Engineering Facilities
In situ Marine/Freshwater Observatories
Biomedical Imaging Facilities
Structural Biology Facilities
Genomic, Transcriptomic, Proteomics and Metabolomics Facilities
Collections of Biological Resources (e.g. Microorganisms, Biobanks and Seed Banks)
Scientific Domain
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Biological and Medical Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Environment
Health and Food
Services
Biological resources

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.

Training

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.

Access to coastal ecosystems

The three marine stations of EMBRC - France offer technical services for scientific diving.

Equipment
Laboratories

EMBRC - France offers to its users appropriate and efficient infrastructure to conduct research projects in marine stations of EMBRC France.

Access to coastal ecosystems

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.

Technological plateforms

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.

Collaborations
Networks
EMBRC (FP7)
EMBRC
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Date of last update: 05/07/2018