On-site and Remote Access | Assemble+

On-site and Remote Access

Trans-national Access (TA), either on-site or remote, is provided to a total of 32 marine biological stations (some of which are linked third parties) in 16 countries.

The marine stations provide access to a high diversity of marine environments: from the high Arctic (IOPAN) and Antartic (NERC-BAS) to the tropics (IUI and NIOZ-CNSI) and the mid-Atlantic ridge (CCMAR, IMAR). Within mainland Europe, access is provided to the Mediterranean, the Atlantic and the Baltic Sea. Habitats comprise estuaries (e.g. SZN (ISMAR), CCMAR, AWI, IOPAN, UG), mega-tidal seas (UPMC, SBR), cold-water coral reefs (UGOT, NUIG, SAMS), brackish seas and sea ice communities (IOPAN, UH: TSZ, ARI, HBS), near-shore deep sea (HCMR, UPMC-OOV, NUIG, UGOT, SAMS) and volcanic seeps (high CO2 – low pH; HCMR, SZN, IMAR). The TA providing stations have modern research laboratories and a wide array of specialized research facilities to support internal and external users. Several of these also have technological backup of nearby university institutions.

Facilities include sampling and field access, biochemical and biological analysis, maintenance and culture of organisms, microscopy, molecular biology and bioinformatics. Biological resources encompass culture collections (UPMC (OOB and SBR), MBA, SAMS, UH (TZS)) and bio-specimen banks (UPV/EHU). All stations host a resident faculty and support personnel, engaging in cutting-edge science, e.g., on sea mammals (USTAN (SOI), UG), sea turtles (SZN) and various finfish (HCMR, CCMAR, MSS). Several research teams across the consortium carry out multidisciplinary research on time series at LTER stations (SZN, NIB, UPMC (OOV and SBR), MBA, AWI, UH (ARI)), the data of which will be made available for Virtual Access.

The ASSEMBLE Plus Service Offer access system describes all the resources available to users for on site and/or remote access; and allows their request, through the brief description of a research project. For more information, please contact directly the liaison officer at the station(s) of your choice.

You can request ASSEMBLE Plus to fund your transnational access to the project facilities and resources. Calls for projects will be launched twice a year. Proposal submissions will be possible through an on-line application platform.

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