Aquaculture is one of five sectors in the EU's Blue Growth Strategy, aimed at harnessing untapped potential for food production and jobs whilst focusing on environmental sustainability. TAPAS addresses this challenge by supporting member states to establish a coherent and efficient regulatory framework aimed at sustainable growth.
As stated by the marine research decision makers in Europe in the “Ostend Declaration” in 2010, a major challenge is to support the development of a truly integrated and sustainably funded European Ocean Observing System. This will be achieved with more long-term measurements of key parameters but is impaired by the costs and lack of reliability of ocean sensors in general.
The European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC) is a distributed RI aiming at providing a strategic delivery mechanism for excellent and largescale marine science in Europe. EMBRC offers services to users from academia, industry, technology and education in all sectors in the fields of marine biology and ecology, particularly supporting the development of blue biotechnologies. The services will be provided at the EMBRC nodes in EMBRC member countries. Users will be able to easily search EMBRC services and prices and make requests on the EMBRC access portal on the EMBRC website.