Sea Tech Week 2018

Bioresources: unlocking and accessing the potential of the marine environment

Tuesday 9th October

Pôle de Mer and EMBRC-Fr will organize this one day session of the Sea Tech Week. During the session, the EBB project will be presented by Cristina Secades from UVigo.

Marine bioresources are at the heart of economic activities in the maritime regions, providing the food we eat, the air we breathe, and to an increasing, extent new products and a new frontier to explore in terms of biotechnological advances. Brittany and the surrounding regions have a wealth of expertise and projects valorising biological resources from the sea and continue to drive and innovate the biotech sector. This session will give a flavour of what Brittany had to offer of activities related to marine bioresources in public-private partnerships, industrial R&D, and fundamental research, and how to access the marine ecosystems, its biological resources and related expertise through the international network of research infrastructures present in Brittany. The support provided by such infrastructures will be highlighted with the EMBRC project EBB on the access to marine biological resources in the context of the Access and Benefit Sharing legal framework (Nagoya protocol).

Keywords: marine biological resources /innovation / biotechnology / research infrastructure



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