EMBRC-ERIC, or the European Marine Biological Resource Centre is a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) which provides and supports large scale and high-quality marine science services in Europe.
EMBRC-BE provides access to estuarine and marine habitats (water column, soft sediments and artificial hard substrates) through research vessels and a scientific diving team. It offers a wide range of experimental facilities for ecological research including climate rooms, micro- and mesocosms and equipment for climate-change related research. Integrated omics platforms for biodiscovery, microalgae culturing facilities and platforms for histological sectioning and staining techniques are available as well.
EMBRC-BE maintains a collection with well-characterized strains of marine and freshwater diatoms, including new model species for molecular and biotechnological research, a bacteria collection with >25000 strains and a living culture collection of marine macroalgae.
EMBRC-BE has five partners that aim to deliver top-level services and strive to expand the service and training component of EMBRC. The Flemish EMBRC consortium is funded through the International Research Infrastructure (IRI) programme from FWO (Research Foundation Flanders).
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EMBRC-ERIC is a distributed Research Infrastructure for fundamental and applied marine biology and ecology research, with access to a unique portfolio of services, resources and knowledge. If EMBRC Belgium does not have the services you need, please take a look at the EMBRC ERIC website to see if other EMBRC Member States can aid you further.