The European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC) provides access to facilities and organisms to the world of research and industry, enabling us to deepen our understanding of the impact humans have on the oceans to ensure the sustainable use of their resources.
Located within EMBRC-ERIC, the Italian EMBRC-IT node consists of the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, the National Technology Cluster "Blue Italian Growth", the Interuniversity Consortium for Marine Sciences, the National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics, the Zooprophylactic Institute of Piedmont, Liguria and Valle d'Aosta, Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (ISPRA - Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (National Research Council), Agenzia nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l'energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile (National authority for new technologies, energy and sustainable economic development), Università Politecnica delle Marche and the Universities of Cagliari, Ferrara, Messina, Milano-Bicocca, Napoli Federico II, Torino and Tuscia.
EMBRC-ERIC provides a unique European access point to marine biological research infrastructures, and offers a broad portfolio of services, research platforms, access to marine ecosystems and biological resources.
The services offered and activities undertaken by EMBRC-ERIC include:
- access to a portfolio of research platforms, biological resources, data and analytical services;
- joint research and development activities implemented through a long-term, coordinated development programme between national nodes;
- access to biological and genetic resources as well as advice and guidance on the use of marine bio-resources;
- integrated flows of high-quality services for access to biological, analytical and data resources, using common technologies and practices;
- strengthening the link between science and industry through a coordinated knowledge and technology transfer service;
- training courses and facilities for researchers and technical staff;
- collaboration with research infrastructures active in related and/or complementary fields;
- dialogue with stakeholders in Europe's maritime regions, in support of their environmental and sustainable policies and blue growth.