Supporting innovation and sustainability through European projects

EMBRC contributes to European and international projects through Horizon Europe, the European Commission's funding programme for research and innovation ; and Interreg, one of the key instruments of the European Union for finding innovative and sustainable solutions to face regional development challenges.

Diverse in scope and country involvement, these projects aim to enhance EMBRC activities, notably strengthen collaboration with similar European organisations ('research infrastructures'), implement good practices for the management of marine living resources, provide high-level research services to support science and boost the blue economy to tackle global societal challenges. 

These projects provide an opportunity to develop joint activities as well as to enhance knowledge-sharing in view of optimising scientific research in Europe and beyond.

Current projects

eDNAqua-Plan seeks to gather information on aquatic monitoring projects, assessing standardization efforts, and evaluating the feasibility of creating a FAIR-based digital ecosystem for eDNA repositories and a dynamic species reference library to support future biodiversity monitoring initiatives in marine and freshwater ecosystems.
The overall objective of FAIR-EASE is to customize and operate distributed and integrated services for observation and modelling of the Earth system, environment and biodiversity by improving the TRL of their different components implemented in close cooperation with user-communities, the European Open Science Cloud and research infrastructures in their design and sustainable availability.
The EU-funded AtlantECO project aims to develop and apply a novel, unifying framework that provides knowledge-based resources for a better understanding and management of the Atlantic Ocean and its ecosystem services. Focus areas include: microbiomes, plastic and the plastisphere, and seascape connectivity.

Completed projects

The ERIC Forum Implementation Project is a Horizon 2020 project which brings together 20 established European Research Infrastructure Consortia (ERICs) and 3 ERICs in preparation to strengthen their coordination and enhance their collaborations. The strategic approach of the ERIC Forum will contribute to address critical challenges and develop best practices.

How to involve EMBRC?

We can be involved in projects in different capacities: 

  1. As a partner (one or more work packages)

    For project inquiries, please contact our Project Manager.
  2. As a provider of research services (short-term needs or long-term support) 

    Check with our Access Officer which services are available and how they can be incorporated into projects.