Current projects

Coastal areas are increasingly affected by a mixture of global and local pressures. At the global scale, global change, including the combination of both warming and acidification is a well-known phenomenon. In addition to the pressures acting at the global scale, local pressures are often induced by a localized human activity. In coastal areas around Europe, there is an increasing trend towards the installation of offshore wind farms (OWFs) to meet the requirements for renewable energy. The installation of OWFs results in drastic change in the marine environment, through the introduction of large surfaces of hard substrate in an otherwise sandy environment. It is to be expected that the resulting effects on the coastal ecosystem will be an integrated non-linear response to multiple changes. PERSUADE will investigate the integrated effect of both global and local pressures on the resilience of the coastal ecosystem and the production of greenhouse gasses through a combination of ecosystem-wide and model-species experiments, modern genomic tools and ecosystem modeling to investigate the response of the coastal ecosystem to the anticipated multiple pressures.
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IMBRSea: International Master in Marine Biological Resources
IMBRSea is a joint master program organised by 10 leading European universities in the field of marine sciences, supported by EMBRC. IMBRSea prepares students for the rapidly evolving demands of the blue bio-economy and research on the sustainable use of marine biological resources.
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EOSC-Life: Providing an open collaborative space for digital biology in Europe
EOSC-Life brings together the 13 life science research infrastructures (LS RIs) to create an open collaborative space for digital biology. It is a joint response to the challenge of analysing and reusing the prodigious amounts of data produced by life sciences.
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How to involve EMBRC-BE?

We can be involved in projects in different capacities: 

  1. As a partner (one or more work packages)

    For project inquiries, please contact us.
  2. As a provider of research services (short-term needs or long-term support) 

    Check with our Liasion Officer which services are available and how they can be incorporated into projects.