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News article4 June 2024Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries1 min read

News: Joint Call – New Aquaculture Opportunities with AQUAEXCEL3.0 and EMBRC

EMBRC and AQUAEXCEL3.0 announce joint call.


The European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC) has joined the Transnational Access programme of the AQUAEXCEL3.0 project and is announcing a joint call for access proposals.



In this sense, 40 EMBRC marine stations and institutes from 8 countries will provide additional facilities to complement AQUAEXCEL3.0’s existing aquaculture service offering. The additional services provided by EMBRC partners focus on supporting marine biological and ecological research. That includes:

  • Facilitating access to marine ecosystems through coastal research vessels and the collection of organisms from the field.
  • Marine biological resources from culture collections and biobanks and taxonomy services.
  • Experimental facilities such as aquaria, tanks and mesocosms, dry and wet laboratories.
  • Technological platforms for molecular biology, imaging and structural and chemical analysis.


From the launch of the joint call on Monday 13 May 2024, researchers will be able to submit project proposals until the project ends in October 2025 or when all the available funding has been allocated, whichever is sooner.


Who should apply?

Scientists are encouraged to apply if access to EMBRC’s state-of-the-art marine biology facilities and services will boost their aquaculture research or extend its reach.


How to apply?

For more information on this joint call, please visit Aquaexcel webpage and dowload the TNA promotional flyer
To submit your project proposal, follow this link.


Aquaculture | Challenges and opportunities

Aquaculture is a rapidly growing sector, which provides more than half of global seafood supplies. However this industry faces challenges in Europe and still imports a large volume of fish. It’s important to make sure European aquaculture products are good quality, efficiently produced and sustainable. Research of the highest standards is critical if we are to boost innovation and sustainable growth in this sector, so Europe remains a key player when it comes to aquaculture.


For more info, read the press release: "New EMBRC services for AQUAEXCEL3.0: aquaculture researchers encouraged to apply for funding".



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