EMBRC-BE facilitates access to marine-related research opportunities, and supports the education of next generations of marine biologists. This is achieved through two initiatives:
- The Marine Training Portal – A web-based platform developed by EMBRC-BE to offer an overview of current marine and maritime education opportunities, while providing a supporting framework to foster new training initiatives and exchange best practices. It aims to train the next generation of ‘blue workers’ and re-train the current generation, and provide answers to trainees in search of training and trainers looking for support (eg on how to organise training initiatives).
- The IMBRSea Masters Programme - The International Master in Marine Biological Resources (IMBRSea), is a joint Master programme organised by eight leading European universities in the field of marine sciences; Ghent University (BE), Sorbonne University (FR), University of the Algarve (PT), University of Oviedo (ES), Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (IE), University of the Basque Country (ES), Polytechnic University of Marche (IT), and University of Bergen (NO), University of Western Brittany - UBO (FR) and University of Gothenburg - UGOT (SE), supported by 14 EMBRC operators.
EMBRC-BE can offer different trainings, educational programs and opportunities with students. UGent is the representative of the training aspects of this research infrastructure. EMBRC-BE also offer training services such as conference room rental and on-site / remote access to library services.