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…


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…


Workshop | Marine Genetic Resources in areas beyond national jurisdiction: bridging policy, law, science and research and development

Nicolas Pade (executive director of EMBRC) gave a presentation entitled “Knee deep in the ocean – accessing marine biodiversity” on the BNJ workshop on MGRs organised in May 2019, by the EC (DG MARE) in Brussels (Belgium). Programme


Seminar | The law of the sea and vulnerable people and groups

On 24th May 2018, Laura Movilla presented “Challenges of developing countries in the access and benefit-sharing of marine genetic resources” at the seminar: “The law of the sea and vulnerable people and groups”, held at the Port Authority of Vigo. Abstract of the presentation: Developing countries face specific access and benefit-sharing difficulties related to the…


Café con Sal conference cycle

On the 19th February 2019, Antonio Villanueva, Coordinator of the EBB project, presented at the “Café con Sal” conference cycle, the implications for marine biological researchers of novel regulations regulating access to genetic resources, with the lecture “ABS: are you talking about my car brakes?“. With this conference, Antonio Villanueva, coordinator of EBB project, aimed…



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,…


FEMS 2019 | 8th Congress of European Microbiologists

From 7th to 11th  of July 2019, IBioIC will be taking a stand at FEMS2019 to showcase the work of the Centre to a scientific audience. FEMS brings together leading scientists spanning the various fields of microbiology. The congress will showcase recent developments to address some of the global challenges we face today such as…


16th IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Annual Colloquium

The 16th IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Annual Colloquium with the theme “The Transformation of Environmental Law and Governance: Innovation, Risk and Resilience” was held at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, from Wednesday 4th July to Friday 6th July 2018. Laura Movilla from the University of Vigo chaired the Session “Voices, Rights and…



Ryan Institute Research Day 2019

Maria Vittoria Marra and Grace McCormack attended the Ryan Institute Research Day organised in NUI Galway, in 31st of May, 2019. The Ryan Institute is the largest Research Institute in this University, comprising 90 teams and 500 researchers working on sustainability related matters . (  


Environmental Specimen Banks Conference 2019

The researcher Xabier Lekube (Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea) presented the poster “Level of compliance with the Nagoya protocol within the Biscay Bay Environmental Specimen Bank” in the  5th International Conference on Environmental Specimen Banks Conference 2019 held in Stockholm (Sweden) from 3-5 June 2019, with the co-authors Arnaud Larroquete, Anne Emmanuelle Kervella, Ian Probert, Antonio Villanueva…


IBioIC’s Annual Conference 2019 | Industrial Biotechnology for a Sustainable Future

On the 30th and 31st January IBioIC is hosting its Annual Conference “Industrial Biotechnology for a Sustainable Future”, a leading national IB event bringing together over 450 delegates from academia and industry covering all biotechnology sectors. The conference celebrates the success of the biotechnology industry in Scotland and provides delegates with the networking opportunities needed to…


Business2Sea – Sea Forum 2018

The Business2Sea – Sea Forum of 2018 will take place from November 14 to 16 at the Alfandega Porto Congress Centre, Porto. The 8th edition of the event will be dedicated to the main theme ‘2030 Sea Challenges‘ and it is organised by Fórum Oceano in collaboration with Fundação CETMAR, Centro Tecnológico do Mar, located…


BLUEandGREEN International Legacy Conference

CIIMAR is organising the international conference BLUEandGREEN Legacy – Adding value to Marine Bioresources, with the participation of key international speakers in the field of Marine Biotechnology, Bioeconomics and Circular Economy. Intending to understand the national landscape of blue biotechnology, BLUEandGREEN Conference will be an important step in the construction of the National Roadmap for Marine Biotechnology. We would be honored…


EBB, the European Blue Biobank.