EBB EAPA_501/2016



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European Marine Biological Resource Centre Biobank

Call 2016
Priority 4. Enhancing biodiversity and the natural and cultural assets
Objective 4.1. Improving the protection of biodiversity and ecosytems services

Lead partner:

UNIVERSIDADE DE VIGO
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ERDF funding 1.499.908,35 €
Total budget 1.999.877,80 €
Duration 2017-10-16 - 2020-10-15

Summary

As acknowledged by the Smart Specialization Strategies of European coastal regions, Marine Biological Resources (MBR) are one of the main services provided by coastal ecosystems, having a great potential to promote regional economic development and employment through blue biotechnology, and thus to contribute to growth and cohesion.
The leading Marine Biobanks in Europe are located in the Atlantic Area and are part of the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC). Biobanks provide MBR to academic and industrial researchers, and are thus the backbone for the search of unique marine genes, bioactives and biomaterials with potential for commercial development and job creation in the Atlantic Area.
The EBB project will set the basis for the common operation of the leading marine biobanks in Europe. Tools and common procedures for the ex-situ maintenance of MBR will be developed, and harmonization in the application of procedures to comply with regulations on access to genetic resources will be ensured. The EBB will facilitate sustainable access to marine biodiversity, its associated data, and extractable products for local and international academia and industry users and incentivize biodiversity conservation in coastal ecosystems by promoting compliance with benefit sharing regulations.

Project website: www.bluebiobank.eu

Partner Location
1 UNIVERSIDADE DE VIGO Galicia (ES)
2 Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental Norte (PT)
3 UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA País Vasco (ES)
4 UNIVERSIDADE DO ALGARVE Algarve (PT)
5 Sorbonne Université The Roscoff Biological Station (SBR) is part of a Joint Research Unit between The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) and SU. All technical tasks will be carried out in the Atlantic Area (Bretagne), but some administrative tasks may be carried out in Paris. (FR)
6 HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET Hordaland (NO)
7 Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom Devon (UK)
8 Ollscoil na hÉireann Gaillimh Border, Midland and Western (IE)
9 Fórum Oceano – Associação da Economia do Mar Norte (PT)
10 Pole Mer Bretagne Atlantique Bretagne (FR)
11 Asociación Nacional-Centro Técnico Nacional de Conservación de Productos de la Pesca Galicia (ES)
12 University of Strathclyde - Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Center South Western Scotland (UK)
13 Ministerio de Agricultura y Pesca, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente Madrid (ES)
14 Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e da Biodiversidade Lisboa (PT)
15 AQUALGAE SL Galicia (ES)
16 National Collection of Industrial and Marine Bacteria Ltd North East Scotland (UK)
17 Scotish Association for Marine Sciences Highlands and Islands (UK)
18 GLYCOMAR LIMITED Highlands and Islands (UK)
19 GLANTREO LIMITED Southern and Eastern (IE)
20 The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Outer London (UK)
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