EMBRC-NO kicks off!
The Norwegian node (EMBRC-NO) of the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC) starts officially on Wednesday 4 September.
University of Bergen coordinates EMBRC-NO with professor Arild Folkvord at the forefront. The other partners are Institute of Marine Research, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, University of Oslo, Norwegian Institute for Water Research, University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway and Nofima.
The basic idea of EMBRC-NO is that the best institutions provide access and services – model organisms, experimental research facilities, and habitats – to other users across Europe. University of Bergen contributes with Oikopleura, Nematostella and salmon lice research facilities as well as access to the Marine Biological Station Espegrend.
EMBRC-NO is part of the European Research Infrastructure Consortium EMBRC-ERIC, which is a research infrastructure for basic and applied marine biology and ecology research. EMBRC provides a common entry point to services, resources and knowledge – interested users submit their application/access request through the EMBRC portal.
Altogether, EMBRC-ERIC consists of research infrastructures in nine countries with coastline in the Atlantic or Mediterranean Seas. EMBRC-NO aims to attract international collaborators and projects, but equally important is that through this collaboration, Norwegian scientists can get access to research facilities outside their own country.