Consortium | Assemble+


The ASSEMBLE Plus consortium comprises 23 partner organisation from 16 countries: Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy The Netherlands, Norway, Poland Portugal, Slovenia, Spain  Sweden, and the United Kingdom. These partners provide access to 39 marine stations, which are distributed over 14 EU member states (Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands [St Eustatius in the Caribbean], Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK) and two associated member states (Norway and Israel). The map below shows the locations of the partners and their various installations (marine stations, research vessels, research institutes), and this map includes location details.

Image showing the ASSEMBLE Plus partners and installations

Distribution map of marine stations in ASSEMBLE Plus. Marine stations are indicated with black dots. Countries in blue have signed the MoU of EMBRC. The blue dot indicates the ASSEMBLE Plus Coordinator (UPMC) that also hosts the EMBRC HQ.



ASSEMBLE Plus partners and installations


Belgium: Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)

  • MSO (Marine Station Ostend) (installation)
  • UGENT (University of Gent) (installation) 


Finland: University of Helsinki (UH)

  • TZS (UH-Tvärminne Zoological Station) (installation)
  • ARI (UH-Archipelago Research Institute, University of Turku) (installation)
  • HBS (UH-Husö Biological Station, Åbo Akademi University) (installation) 


France: Sorbonne Université (UPMC) (HQ)

  • CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) (infrastructure)
  • OOV (Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche sur mer) (installation)
  • OOB (Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls sur mer) (installation)
  • SBR (Station Biologique de Roscoff) (installation)


Germany: Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum Für Polar und Meeresforschung (AWI); Max-Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (MPIMM)

  • Wattenmeerstation Sylt (installation of AWI)
  • BAH (Biologische Anstalt Helgoland) (installation of AWI)


Greece: Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR)

  • IMBBC (Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Acquaculture) (installation)


IrelandAquaTT; National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG)

  • Ryan Institute (installation of NUIG)
  • CRS (Carna Research Station) (installation of NUIG)


Israel: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI)

  • IUI (Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences) (installation)


Italy: Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn (SZN)

  • SZN (infrastructure and installation)
  • IAMC and ISMAR (Consorzio Nazionale delle Richerche) (installations)


The Netherlands: Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)

  • CNSI (Caribbean Netherlands Science Institute) (installation)


Norway: University of Bergen (UiB)


Poland: Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IOPAN); University of Gdánsk (UG)

  • IOPAN (infrastructure and installation)
  • IO, UG (Institute of Oceanography) (installation)
  • R/V Oceanograf (installation of UG)
  • HMS, UG (Hel Marine Station) (installation)


Portugal: Centre for Marine Sciences (CCMAR)

  • CCMAR (infrastructure and installation)
  • IMAR UAc (Institute of Marine Research)  (installation)
  • CIIMAR (Interdisciplinary Centre for Marine and Environmental Research) (installation)


Slovenia: National Institute of Biology (NIB)

  • NIB (infrastructure and installation)
  • MBS, NIB (Marine Biology Station) (installation)


Spain: University of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko University (UPV/EHU)

  • PIE, UPV/EHU (Plentzia Marine Station) (installation) 
  • UVIGO (Unversity of Vigo) (infrastructure)
  • ECIMAT, UVIGO (Toralla Marine Science Station) (installation) 


Sweden: University of Gothenburg (UGOT)

  • Kristeneberg and Tjärnö (Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences) (installations) 


United Kingdom: Marine Biological Association (MBA); Natural Environment Research Council – British Antarctic Survey (NERC-BAS); Marine Scotland Science (MSS); Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS); University of St Andrews (USTAN)

  • MBA (infrastructure and installation)
  • PEMC (Electron Microscopy Centre) (installation of MBA)
  • BAS in the UK and Antarctica (installations of NERC-BAS)
  • FBU, MSS (Fish Behaviour Unit) (installation)
  • EA, MSS (Ellis Aquarium) (installation)
  • SAMS (infrastructure and installation)
  • SOI, USTAN (Scottish Oceans Institute) (installation)


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