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Teknopolis Program Television

Euskal Errati Telebista (EiTB), the Basque Radio Television addressed the issue of Biodiversity, in its Teknopolis program, one of its senior programs. Our colleague Ibon Cancio, from the Plentzia Maritime Station (PIE) of the University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU) was interviewed while he presented some of the coastal areas where he usually…

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Cryopreservation of Algae

EBB, together with ASSEMBLE Plus project, has supported a research work, which has resulted in a book chapter on the cryopreservation of algae. Its authors, Estefania Paredes, Angela Ward, Ian Probert, Léna Gouhier and Christine N. Campbell, have just published (August 2020) it within the book entitled Cryopreservation and Freeze-Drying Protocols (Springer Link). This chapter…

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Society for Cryobiology Annual Meeting 2020

Dr. Estefanía Paredes from University of Vigo submitted a video poster for the Virtual CRYO_2020. The Cryobiology community deals with biobanking and there is a strong international collaboration therefore this was very useful information for the community that needs to know the basics about ABS and where to find all the information needed to comply.…

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“Reprodução em aquacultura”

On 13th July of 2020, Drs. Elvira Fatsini and Catarina Oliveira gave one talk entitled “Reprodução em aquacultura” inside of “Ciência, uma visão do futuro” course held in Faro (Portugal) by Zoom platform. On this course Drs. Fatsini and Oliveira gave a masterclass showing how the reproduction works in aquaculture, above all in fish species…

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EBB project supports 30 users of marine genetic resources to comply with ABS requirements

A whole line of work (EBB work package 6, “Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) compliance for innovative uses of Marine Biological Resources“) is devoted to engage with end-users and learn about the practical implications of complying with ABS regulation and the major hurdles they face. In this engagement process, EBB has provided direct, practical help…

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New EBB incorporations

The EBB project has added two new members on the last two months. Carlos Ferreira has joined to the CIIMAR while Marimar Costa has started to be part of the ECIMAT team of CIM- University of Vigo. With these new additions EBB aims to increase its visibility in the media by improving its communication tasks…

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Ocean Sustainability Bergen Conference; ‘SDG14 – Life Below Water: Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Ocean’

Ocean Sustainability Bergen is a virtual centre at the University of Bergen (UiB), working with partner institutions worldwide in ocean science and education. The aim is to engage with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDSs). Ocean Sustainability Bergen takes care of day to day activities in relation to UiB’s status as the Hub for SDG 14:…

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Webinar Project Global ABS of PNUD-GEF Scientific Input to International Policy Decisions

Ibon Cancio participated in the webinar “Webinar Aspectos Centrales de ABS y el Protocolo de Nagoya – Su papel en la Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación Científica” inside the project Global ABS (Fortalecimiento de los recursos humanos, los marcos legales y las capacidades institucionales para aplicar el Protocolo de Nagoya) of the PNUD-GEF program of the…

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European Blue Biobank (EBB) promo clip

The activities carried out in our project are the result of the joint work of a multidisciplinary team made up of some of the most important marine collections in Europe, marine biotechnology clusters and companies, together with national agencies responsible for the access to marine genetic resources. As a result of this coordinated effort, the…

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“Why a landmark treaty to stop ocean biopiracy could stymie research”

A recent paper published last March in “Nature” reports on the on-going negotiations about the Nagoya protocol extension. In the current protocol, the legal regime for the access to non-human genetic resources as well as the equitable and fair sharing of benefits obtained from their utilization is developed. As far as marine resources are concerned,…

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BPI Innov Generation

Bpifrance Inno Generation is a unique event in France, designed by and for entrepreneurs, and driven byBpifrance’s values: simplicity, proximity, determination and optimism. A variety of unique content and concrete themes provides a unique opportunity for all visitors to develop their business and network. The Bpifrance gathering is 1,000 speakers including 100 top international speakers;…

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EMA (Enhanced MicroAlgae) Marketplace

Enhance microalgae project, with whom EBB already shared the organisation of a workshop last November, launches now an interesting initiative: a “virtual Marketplace”, an online platform to exchange interests, knowledge, techniques and services in the field of microalgae (http://emamarket.anfaco.es). The virtual marketplace enables to post requests and offers. Enhance microalgae is also maintaining a database of stakeholders…

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WiLSI workshop “Digital Sequence information, Open Access, and Sustainable Benefit Sharing: Scientific Input to International Policy Decisions”

Ibon Cancio participated in the workshop and on enrolment was invited to present his perspective as researcher on the utilization of Digital Sequence Information in marine biological sciences. The aim of the workshop was to present European Commission policy makers and Nagoya national focal points on the needs of researchers in regard to DSI and…

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Article about Nagoya Protocol was accepted for publication

The article “Advances and uncertainties in compliance measures for users from the Nagoya Protocol in the European Union” authored by Dr. Laura Movilla, lecturer in Public International Law at the University of Vigo, has been accepted for publication in the journal Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law (RECIEL). Research for this article was supported…

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workshop “Utilización de recursos genéticos y Protocolo de Nagoya: marco legal y casos prácticos de aplicación en el ámbito marino”

The Centro de Investigación Mariña of the Universidade de Vigo (CIM-UVigo), coordinator of the “European Blue Biobank” (EBB) project is organizing, together with the CETMAR Foundation, a technical workshop to raise awareness of the existing obligations to access and use genetic resources derived from the Nagoya Protocol (2010) and associated regulations. The Nagoya Protocol, signed…

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Publication in the magazine “Europa Azul”

“Agentes se reúnen en el País Vasco, para coordinar el Biobanco Marino Europeo” was published following the 3rd General Assembly geld in Plentzia and Bilabo (5-6 November 2019) in the magazine Europa Azul, dedicated to inform on issues related to fisheries, aquaculture, maritime transport, research and oil and gas in the Basque and the Galician…

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EBB in Business2Sea 2019

The European Blue Biobank project (by EMBRC -ERIC, https://www.bluebiobank.eu), together with the coordinators of the EnhanceMicroAlgae project (https://www.enhancemicroalgae.eu), will participate in the upcoming forum Business2Sea2019 (Porto, Portugal, 11-13 November) offering the workshop: Fostering development of microalgal-based industries: legal and practical aspects. The workshop will take place on November 12th at 11:30 am. Register your attendance…

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EBB meeting in Bilbao 2019

EBB partnership meets in Bilbao on 5-6 November to hold their annual General Assembly, where they will be discussing progress on the different tasks and activities of the project. The programme includes two mini-workshops and a visit to the Marine Station of Plentzia.

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Workshop “Procedimientos de cultivo de berberecho”, COCKLES project

On the 23rd September 2019, Fiz da Costa was invited to the workshop “Procedimientos de cultivo de berberecho”, organized by the University of Aveiro (Portugal) in the frame of the COCKLES project financed by Interreg Atlantic Area programme. He was invited in his capacity of Project Manager of EBB project, and he gave the talk…

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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…

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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…

Radio program (Norteko ferrokarrila, The mermaid ́s corner) in Euskadi Irratia

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…

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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…

5th Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference

The annual Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference is the central hub for stakeholders of the Atlantic Strategy to meet, seek ways of cooperation, share information and identify funding and financial opportunities and partnerships for their projects and business. It offers a great transnational publicity opportunity to deliver the Atlantic Action Plan key messages and further promote…

EBB participation in the Sea Tech Week 2018

The Sea Tech Week is an international event dedicated to marine sciences and technology, happening every two years in Brest. This year, Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique and EMBRC-Fr have come together to work on the organisation of a session dedicated to the access to marine biological resources so-called “Bioresources: unlocking and accessing the potential of…

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…

BioMarine Business Convention

The blue bioeconomy has climbed up the global, regional and national agendas in recent years, and there is increasing expectation as to its growth potential. Blue bioeconomy initiatives contribute significantly to the responsible and sustainable use of marine ecosystems, thus ensuring that countries can obtain the highest possible level of economic growth while conserving the…

Ocean Business 2018

18-20 September 2018. Lisbon, Portugal The Ocean Business 2018 is an international blue industry event that will be held in Lisbon, Portugal (Gare Marítima de Alcântara), from 18th to 20th of September 2018, which aims to foster networking and debate around sustainable ocean business.

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