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Swedish marine research stations have joined the EMBRC

The Askö laboratory is one of the twelve Swedish marine research stations that joined the network European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC) in 2022. Thanks to the collaboration, researchers within the network get access to services, facilities, and technology platforms in Skagerrak, Kattegat, and the Baltic Sea, in addition to the other stations in the network.

The Askö laboratory. Photo: Anna-Karin Landin.

With Sweden joining, the EMBRC now has 10 member countries. The other members are Belgium, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The Swedish part of the network is lead by the University of Gothenburg.

The network offers researchers access to marine stations, with their laboratories, research vessels and equipment. More international researchers will arrive at the Askö laboratory, via the European Marine Biological Resource Centre network. Researchers from Stockholm University will also get access to the resources at all the stations within the network.

– We hope that marine researchers at Stockholm University will get exciting research opportunities at the research stations within the collaboration! says Tina Elfwing, director at the Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre.

Text: Jenny Rosen

Research stations within EMBRC Sweden