EMBRC-BE service categories

Ecosystem access

EMBRC-BE provides access to a wide range of marine habitats.

Biological resources

EMBRC-BE offers access to living (culture collections) and preserved (biobanks) marine organisms from many different ecosystems and taxa. Other organisms can be sampled directly from the field.

Experimental facilities

EMBRC-BE provides access to state-of-the-art experimental facilities for environmental studies (mesocosms) and for commercial applications (aquaria and tanks). Dedicated wet and dry laboratories are available for sample processing and their analysis.

Technology platforms

EMBRC-BE gives access to the latest technologies for molecular biology and for bio-imaging, as well as platforms for biological assays and for structural and chemical analysis.


EMBRC-BE offers access to data obtained from mid- and long-term observations of different marine ecosystems, specific software for data analysis and related bioinformatic expertise.

Training & library services

EMBRC-BE gives access to conference and meeting rooms for training courses, historical libraries and bibliographic databases of marine research. Education opportunities are also offered within the Marine Training Network and the IMBRSea Masters programme.

Accommodation & catering

Researchers requiring on-site access to EMBRC-BE services can use accommodation structures and catering services at several marine stations and institutes.

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