Current projects

Right skills for the Right future
An Interreg North Sea Region (NSR) co-funded project which aims to enhance regional innovation support capacity to increase long-term innovation levels and support smart specialisation strategies. To achieve this, RIGHT concentrates its efforts on developing the skills of the workforce relevant for SMEs in the participating regions within the energy and blue sectors.
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Maritime Alliance for fostering the European Blue Economy through a Marine Technology Skilling Strategy
MATES’ objective is to develop a skills strategy that addresses the main drivers of change to the maritime industry, in particular shipbuilding and offshore renewable energy. Both sectors are strongly linked and require new capacities to succeed in an increasingly digital, green and knowledge driven economy. As a transversal line of action, MATES will carry out a robust dissemination and outreach plan. This aims to increase the attractiveness of the maritime industry, particularly careers in the shipbuilding and offshore renewable energy sectors, while also ensuring future adoption of the strategy. MATES will validate actions and priorities suggested by the skills strategy through the setup of 11 pilot case studies. These case studies will test the MATES concepts on digital skills, green skills, mobility, innovation management, curricula development and ocean literacy. Furthermore, the project will widen perceptions of Ocean Literacy initiatives by embedding an appropriate industrial perspective. It will spread an updated image for the maritime industry and send out a convincing message concerning the high-tech and long-term future of the maritime sector.
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Persuade
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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ASSEMBLE Plus: Association of European Marine Biological Laboratories Expanded
ASSEMBLE Plus is a Horizon 2020-funded project which brings together 32 marine stations and institutes. Coordinated by EMBRC, the project provides research and networking opportunities to scientists in Europe and beyond to enhance marine biology research.
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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.