A distributed research infrastructure
EMBRC is a ‘distributed research infrastructure’ (RI) with a central ‘hub’ or headquarters responsible for the coordination and centralised management of the organisation.
Our headquarters are located at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France. Our national partners (or ‘nodes’) in our member countries are composed of one or more marine stations. These stations provide services to EMBRC ‘users’, ie researchers or industry stakeholders from within the country or elsewhere in Europe and beyond.
The EMBRC-BE Council (EBCo) meets prior to the ERIC general assembly meeting to discuss the items on the agenda and to agree on the EMBRC-BE points of view. The EMBRC-BE council will be chaired by the coordinator of EMBRC-BE. Each operator will nominate one member to the council. Other members of the council are representatives of the Flemish and federal science policy (EWI and Belspo).
The steering committee, chaired by the director consists of 1 representative (+ 1 replacement) from each Belgian Research Group, complemented with the CoN representative, the Liaison officer, and the training coordinator meets at least on a quarterly basis to discuss the operation of the Belgian Node.
The management team of the Belgian consortium consists of the director, liaison officer, training coordinator and Committee of Nodes (CoN) representative.