We’re pleased to share our 2022 Annual Report with an overview of how we’re working with partners to advance marine science and innovation, support the sustainable use of marine resources and create a brighter future for the billions of people who rely on our ocean.

How EMBRC supported researchers in 2022
In 2022, EMBRC granted 114 access requests from 144 users across the biological (59%), chemical (17%) and environmental (10%) sciences as well as health sciences and clinical medicine. The main type of service used was technology platforms (47%) followed by experimental facilities (22%) and ecosystem access (19%). The majority (52%) of users received TNA programme funds while others were self-funded (32%) or benefited from international (8%) and national (6%) funding.

annual report, marine biodiversity, oceans, marine science, marine observationA word from our Executive Director
“We’re pleased to share our 2022 Annual Report detailing EMBRC’s work over the past year. It’s great to have the opportunity to showcase the breadth and diversity of our work to support, enable and improve marine biological research. Research and innovation are vital if we are to protect and sustainably manage our oceans because everyone on this planet depends on them,” says Nicolas Pade, Executive Director, EMBRC Headquarters.

State-of-the-art research services
As one of the world’s leading marine biological research infrastructures, EMBRC plays a pivotal role in pushing the frontiers of global marine science and promoting the sustainable use of marine resources through our research services. We enable researchers to access a range of marine organisms (cultured, reared or collected from the field) from a wide variety of ecosystems and habitats across Europe, support research and development (on-site and remotely), provide a broad range of technical expertise and promote knowledge sharing and scientific excellence.

Overcoming environmental and economic challenges
Through its collaboration with marine stations across Europe, EMBRC’s work is contributing to overcome the environmental and economic challenges societies face today, support Europe’s move towards the Blue Economy and create a brighter future for the communities around the world who rely on healthy and thriving marine habitats.

In 2022, EMBRC and its partners launched the EU funded MARCO-BOLO (Marine Coastal Biodiversity Long-term Observations) project to improve marine biodiversity observation, established the world's first real-time coral health monitoring station in the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea, set up new laboratories and research projects, and further extended our network by welcoming EMBRC Sweden, among many other achievements.

The importance of communicating our work
“Raising awareness of marine biodiversity knowledge through communications is key to tackling global challenges and boosting sustainability for our planet and its people. We’re proud to showcase EMBRC’s work in this annual report. By highlighting the latest innovations in the field, we hope to encourage collaborations between researchers, industry and society around the world that will help to accelerate global conservation efforts,” says Anabelle Chaumun, Communications Manager, EMBRC Headquarters.

For more information about how our network of marine stations across Europe help to advance global knowledge of the oceans, and the services we can provide, read our 2022 Annual.

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