Plentzia Marine Station interviews Ibon Cancio (UPV/EHU)

The Plentzia Marine Station in the University of the Basque Country (PiE-UPV/EHU) in preparation to the Decade of the Ocean Science for Sustainable Development has a special section in a weekly science dissemination radio program. The name of the program is “Norteko Ferrokarrila” in “Euskadi Irratia” and the name of the section of 25 minutes is “The mermaid´s corner”. The program of the 31st of May 2019 was dedicated to inform the people on the Nagoya protocol and its implications in the sustainable utilization of marine genetic resources.

The link to the program can be found here:

https://www.eitb.eus/eu/irratia/euskadi-irratia/programak/norteko-ferrokarrila/audioak/osoa/6441545/eklipse-batean-erlatibitatea/

The section with an interview to Ibon Cancio begins in minute 28.

Euskadi Irratia, is the Basque public radio, in Basque language and it has an audience of 402,000 people.

EBB and the Nagoya Protocol

On the 10th July 2019 Fiz da Costa, Project manager of the EBB, presented the project “European Blue Biobank (EBB)” and Belén Sánchez, who is a Professor of International Public Law at University of Vigo, gave a presentation entitled “Cuestiones jurídicas relativas al acceso y utilización de recursos genéticos: Del Convenio sobre la Diversidad Biológica al Protocolo de Nagoya y su implementación en España” at
the Instituto de Investigación Mariñas (IIM-CSIC), Vigo, Spain. Researchers from Misión Biologógica de Galicia-CSIC of Pontevedra (Spain), IIM-CSIC of Vigo, CETMAR (Vigo,) and other institutions and general public discussed during nearly 3 hours about the implications of Nagoya protocols and its related regulations on the research projects implementation.

Abstract of the presentation:

Belén analyzes in her presentation, from a legal perspective, the issues related to the access and use of genetic resources explaining different instruments that create, in the end, the complex puzzle in which the conditions of access, use and fair participation are established and equitable in the benefits that derive from its use. The objective of this presentation is to present, from the perspective of a user of genetic resources, the steps to follow to comply with the requirements that derive from different international legal instruments, that is, the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Nagoya Protocol on access to genetic resources and fair and equitable share in the benefits that derive from their use -of which Spain is a part-; from an European perspective, such as the Regulation (EU) No 511/2014 of the EP and the Council of 19 April 2014 on measures of compliance of users of the Nagoya Protocol on access to genetic resources and fair and equitable participation in Benefits arising from its use in the Union and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1866 of 13 October 2015 laying down detailed rules for the application of Regulation (EU) No 511/2014 of the European Parliament and the Council with regard to the registration of collections, the monitoring of compliance by users and the application of best practices; as well as the Spanish implementation measures established in Royal Decree 124/2017 of February the 24th regarding access to genetic resources from wild taxa and control of use.

Know more: http://www.iim.csic.es/index.php/2019/07/el-instituto-de-investigaciones-marinas-organiza-una-charla-
sobre-la-implantacion-del-protocolo-de-nagoya/

BIO World Congress 2019

From the 8th to 11th of July 2019, the IBioIC will be presenting on biorefineries and taking a stand at BIO World Congress to showcase the work of the Centre including our membership of the EBB project consortium.

BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and AgTech is a unique forum for business executives, government officials, academic researchers and end users to share the latest advances in industrial chemicals and products, food ingredients, advanced biofuels and biorefinery platforms, synthetic biology, agricultural technologies, crop production and more.

Know more at https://www.bio.org/events/bio-world-congress