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EMBRC - European Marine Biological Resource Centre EMBRC is the reference Research Infrastructure for Marine Biology and Ecology Research. The European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC) is a distributed Research Infrastructure supporting excellent and large-scale marine science in Europe.

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For this week’s #SeaAndMe post, we bring you #oceancurrents. Ocean water is always on the move, and surface currents are...
14/09/2020
How does the ocean affect climate and weather on land? : Ocean Exploration Facts: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research

For this week’s #SeaAndMe post, we bring you #oceancurrents.
Ocean water is always on the move, and surface currents are no different! Rain or shine, currents keep on movin’ - up, down, to the side, keeping ocean temperatures under control.

Ocean currents are like giant rivers running through the ocean. They’re movements of water created mostly by #surfacewinds.
Ocean currents move with a purpose! They transport warm water & precipitation from the equator towards the poles & cold water from the poles back to the tropics.

Without currents, regional #temperatures would be more extreme – super hot at the equator, super cold in the poles. And much less of Earth’s land would be habitable. (side note: currents keep ocean temps under control, but temperature also drives currents)

In sum, currents distribute heat & absorb heat, so we can live where we do!

https://www.universetoday.com/146162/ocean-circulation-might-be-the-key-to-finding-habitable-exoplanets/
https://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/facts/climate.html

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#climate

This illustration shows the major ocean currents throughout the globe. Ocean currents act as conveyer belts of warm and cold water, sending heat toward the polar regions and helping tropical areas cool off, thus influencing both weather and climate. Download image (jpg, 105 KB).

#SeaAndMe Monday! Quiz time. Q: Where does the #oxygen we breathe come from? A: Most (70%) oxygen in the atmosphere is p...
07/09/2020

#SeaAndMe Monday! Quiz time.
Q: Where does the #oxygen we breathe come from?
A: Most (70%) oxygen in the atmosphere is produced by marine plants. You're probably familiar with seaweed (#macroalgae), but most comes from tiny plants, numbering in the millions (phytoplankton).

There are more than 5000 species of #phytoplankton. The group called #Prochlorococcus releases countless tons of oxygen into the atmosphere. They are so small (the smallest photosynthetic organism on Earth!) that millions can fit in a drop of water.

Where does this all happen? In the top 200 meters of the ocean surface, where there is the most sunlight. The surface layer of the ocean abounds with photosynthetic plankton. Though they're invisible to the naked eye, they produce more oxygen than the largest redwoods!
https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/ocean-oxygen.html

#SeaAndMe #marinebiology #algae #seaweed #oxygen

POP QUIZ: What’s the #SeaAndMe campaign about?Answer: weekly fun posts exploring the relationship between the seas/ocean...
31/08/2020

POP QUIZ: What’s the #SeaAndMe campaign about?
Answer: weekly fun posts exploring the relationship between the seas/oceans & our daily lives.
Today’s topic: the role of the #ocean in heat & #CO2 absorption

The top few metres of the ocean store as much heat as Earth's entire atmosphere! As the planet warms, the ocean absorbs most of that extra energy. (But if the ocean gets too warm, that spells trouble for all sorts of things, ie #climatechange, a topic for another day!)

The ocean absorbed 90%+ of the heat gained by the planet between 1971 and 2010

How does the ocean soak up CO2? Fish & other animals in the ocean breathe oxygen & give off CO2. Ocean plants take in CO2 & give off oxygen.
The ocean absorbs about 1/4 of the CO2 released into the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels, just as much as land plants & trees!

TODAY'S TAKEAWAY: the oceans have an important role in the Earth’s energy imbalance, regulating temperature & CO2 levels

LEARN MORE:
https://lnkd.in/dW5rVpZ
https://lnkd.in/dbC9kWz
https://lnkd.in/d2PU7nY

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#scienceandenvironment #sea #marinebiology

For this week’s #SeaAndMe post, we’re headed to the deep sea, an ally in the fight against #COVID19. Did you know that t...
17/08/2020
Photo by Fusion Medical Animation on Unsplash

For this week’s #SeaAndMe post, we’re headed to the deep sea, an ally in the fight against #COVID19. Did you know that the test
being used to diagnose the novel coronavirus—and other pandemics like AIDS and SARS—was developed with the help of an enzyme found in marine hydrothermal vents & freshwater hot springs? Talk about hot!
https://www.whoi.edu/news-insights/content/finding-answers-in-the-ocean/

But that’s not all. The #sea may also offer an effective treatment for COVID-19. Aplidin, a chemical compound extracted from sea squirts, was recently suggested to have antiviral properties. Late April, PharmaMar, a Spanish firm, launched the Phase II of a clinical trial using Aplidin on patients with COVID-19.
https://www.genengnews.com/covid-19-candidates/pharmamar-aplidin-plitidepsin/

What other medical solutions has the sea already provided? Many, from compounds to treat cancer, inflammation & nerve damage. Stay tuned for more #SeaAndMe posts to find out more.

New visualisation of the Covid-19 virus. Download this photo by Fusion Medical Animation on Unsplash

For week 6 of #SeaAndMe, let’s talk about another use of #seaweed: eating it! There are many types of edible seaweed inc...
10/08/2020

For week 6 of #SeaAndMe, let’s talk about another use of #seaweed: eating it! There are many types of edible seaweed including brown #algae (used to make dashi), green algae (such as sea lettuce) & red algae (such as nori - often used to wrap sushi rolls & garnish soups).
Move over broccoli, make room for seaweed!

In Asia, varieties of seaweed have been a part of diets for thousands of years. Not only is seaweed thought to be nutritious, but delicious! Vitamins & minerals include vitamins A, B, C, E & K, & calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, selenium, zinc & more.

With seaweed a growing part of global diets, beyond Asia, it’s no wonder that harvesting is a huge industry. And fun fact: 99.4% of wild seaweed beds are farmed in Asian coastal waters.

Learn more: www.lakanto.com/blogs/news/the-oceans-forgotten-superfood
https://doi.org/10.1596/24919

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#SeaAndMe post #3 (now we're all caught up!): #seasponges have many natural uses & benefits.Soft, absorbent, durable, no...
03/08/2020
Natural Sea Sponge Uses - Acme Sponge Company

#SeaAndMe post #3 (now we're all caught up!): #seasponges have many natural uses & benefits.

Soft, absorbent, durable, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, sea sponges inhibit bacteria growth, are 100% biodegradable & economical. And they’re dishwasher safe! They can be used to clean vehicles, walls, countertops, tiles, you name it! And they create a rich soothing lather in the bath.

https://acmespongeonline.com/natural-sea-sponge-uses/

Sea sponge uses are many and varied. One of the most versatile cleaning tools available they have been used for the last 2000 years

#SeaAndMe post #2 of the day:From ice cream to face cream, we’ve learned how algae can be used in various products. But ...
03/08/2020
Does iodine gas released from seaweed contribute to dietary iodine intake? - PubMed

#SeaAndMe post #2 of the day:
From ice cream to face cream, we’ve learned how algae can be used in various products. But what about the sea water & air itself? They contain a mineral called #iodine which has multiple benefits for human health!

Some benefits may be well-known. Iodine has long been used as an antiseptic, disinfectant & in pharmaceuticals

But did you know that you may get other benefits by just taking a swim or walking by the sea? That’s right. The iodine in salt is a natural bactericide, which means that cuts & even internal inflammation may heal faster after a dip in the sea/ocean. And you don’t even have to get your hair wet! Just walking along the shore will give you the benefits of iodine contained in the sea breeze, one of which is a potentially enhanced immune system.

A couple of related articles: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21431377/
www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/publications/iodine-02032018.pdf?ua=1

Thyroid hormone levels sufficient for brain development and normal metabolism require a minimal supply of iodine, mainly dietary. Living near the sea may confer advantages for iodine intake. Iodine (I(2)) gas released from seaweeds may, through respiration, supply a significant fraction of daily iod...

#SeaAndMe time! We missed the past couple of weeks, so today we have 3 topics for you! First up: #spirulina, a kind of b...
03/08/2020
10 Health Benefits of Spirulina

#SeaAndMe time! We missed the past couple of weeks, so today we have 3 topics for you! First up: #spirulina, a kind of blue-green #algae, has all kinds of potential benefits for human health. To name a few: it’s nutrient-packed, has powerful antioxidant & anti-inflammatory properties, may reduce blood pressure, may treat allergic rhinitis (go away stuffy nose!) & even give you an energy boost.

But how do you consume spirulina? As a drink, a supplement, a cake topping & more. Bye bye coffee, hello spirulina drink!

Learn more: www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-proven-benefits-of-spirulina

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#marinebiology
#marineresources

Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that is popular as a supplement. Spirulina is incredibly nutritious, and has numerous health benefits.

It’s time for this week's #Seaandme post! This ongoing campaign is about building awareness about the relationship betwe...
13/07/2020

It’s time for this week's #Seaandme post! This ongoing campaign is about building awareness about the relationship between the ocean/sea & our daily lives. Here’s our fun fact today: #algae in face cream may keep wrinkles away.

Algae in face cream?! That’s right. But mind you, not any kind. Of the 70,000+ species, we’re talking the macro kind (#macroalgae or #seaweed, that is). The cosmetics industry is abuzz with wrinkle-reducing seaweed claims. How does it work?

Some algae can absorb UV rays sort of like chemical #sunscreen, & some algae have carotenoids & vitamin E, which can act as antioxidants & help the skin from aging. So if you see algae in your skincare product ingredients, don’t be surprised!

More info:
www.self.com/story/spirulina-algae-skin-care
www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141813013000846

We're rolling out a campaign called #SeaAndMe to raise awareness of how the #sea / #marinelife is related to our everyda...
06/07/2020

We're rolling out a campaign called #SeaAndMe to raise awareness of how the #sea / #marinelife is related to our everyday lives. Every Monday tell us any fun facts you know & we'll tell you some of ours. To get started, here's one: there's #seaweed in #icecream!

Seaweed in ice cream?! Yep.
And on these hot summer nights, you’ll be glad there is. Algae-derived agar or carrageenan keep that cone from melting too fast. They also keep ice cream thick & creamy.

#marinebiology

EMBRC's 2019 annual report is now online! Find out about our activities and progress throughout 2019 to achieve our miss...
03/07/2020

EMBRC's 2019 annual report is now online! Find out about our activities and progress throughout 2019 to achieve our mission: supporting excellent #science and #innovation through the sustainable use of #marine biological resources
in support of the European #bluebioeconomy.

In 2019 we strove to improve user access and to evolve
our services with the support of our 9 member countries: Belgium, EMBRC-France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, UK.

'Without the huge investment of our members, committees and technicians, we would not be where we are today: making
a difference to our discipline through enabling exciting, relevant and impactful science', says EMBRC's Executive Director Nicolas Pade.

Enjoy the read and here's to collaborative science!
https://lnkd.in/dPkTHVz

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Increasing the visibility of #ResearchInfrastructure? There’s a communication toolkit 🛠️ for that developed by the RI-VI...
26/03/2020

Increasing the visibility of #ResearchInfrastructure? There’s a communication toolkit 🛠️ for that developed by the RI-VIS project.

Are you a RI comms expert? Join our new slack community https://bit.ly/33XKmfn

#RI_VIS #EU_RIs #scicomm

Marine scientists at The Scottish Association for Marine Science have used the cover of darkness to expose how ‘light po...
11/03/2020

Marine scientists at The Scottish Association for Marine Science have used the cover of darkness to expose how ‘light pollution’ is affecting creatures in the Arctic Ocean.

#lightpollution #ArticOcean #marinebiology #fish #zooplankton #artificiallight

OPPORTUNITYMaster degree summer course on introduction to marine plants with an emphasis on seaweeds. Don't miss it!July...
05/03/2020
Taxonomy of Marine Flora : 13-31 July 2020 - registration now open

OPPORTUNITY

Master degree summer course on introduction to marine plants with an emphasis on seaweeds. Don't miss it!

July 13-31 at Station Biologique de Roscoff - CNRS / Sorbonne Université

#seaweed #marineflora #marinebiology #taxonomy #Cytology #marineecology #phytoplankton #microalgae

OPPORTUNITY#Workshop on Sample Preparation and Multiscale Imaging of Plankton organised by one of our EMBRC-FR sites!Vil...
05/03/2020
Sample Preparation and Multiscale Imaging of Plankton

OPPORTUNITY

#Workshop on Sample Preparation and Multiscale Imaging of Plankton organised by one of our EMBRC-FR sites!

Villefranche-sur-Mer, 04/27-04/29
*Register before 16/03

#multimodalimaging #samplepreparation #plankton

The "Sample Preparation and Multiscale Imaging of Plankton" workshop will be held at Villefranche-sur-Mer from May 27th to May 29th, 2020.

20/02/2020
Transnational access | Assemble+

This is the final opportunity for industry and academic researchers to benefit from FREE access through @ASSEMBLE_Plus! Don't miss out!

#TNA #marinebiology #biologicalresources #ecosystemaccess #experimentalfacilities #technologyplatforms

Many researchers have already used the Transnational Access in previous calls. Get inspired by their success stories! Read below what ASSEMBLE Plus offers for your project and then submit your proposal!

Some exciting news coming from our partners at Ecimat on the non-detrimental sex identification of urchins!#seaurchin #s...
18/02/2020
NEW NON-DETRIMENTAL METHOD FOR SEX DIFFERENTIATION OF SEA URCHINS | EMBRC

Some exciting news coming from our partners at Ecimat on the non-detrimental sex identification of urchins!

#seaurchin #sexidentification #scientificdiscovery #newscientificmethod #scientificmethod #nondetrimental

Researchers Dr. Estefanía Paredes and Damián Costas at one of the operators of EMBRC-ES, ECIMAT (Estación de Ciencias Mariñas de Toralla, Vigo, Spain) have fine-tuned a method to identify the sex of urchins without inducing spawning. For many urchin-related studies, differentiating males and fem...

The Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance (AORA) has launched the #MarineMicrobiomeRoadmap and we are thrilled be a part of s...
07/02/2020
AORA Marine Microbiome Roadmap Launch | EMBRC

The Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance (AORA) has launched the #MarineMicrobiomeRoadmap and we are thrilled be a part of such a new era of discovery beginning at the #microbial level.

#Environment #Climate #FoodValueChain #Biodiscovery

In Brussels on 5th February at a meeting of the AORA Marine Microbiome group at the Skeikampen, Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre the AORA Marine Microbiome Roadmap has been launched.

OPPORTUNITYEMBL-EBI is currently seeking a Training Programme Manager for supporting user access and operation at their ...
05/02/2020
EMBL Job Opportunities - EMBL

OPPORTUNITY

EMBL-EBI is currently seeking a Training Programme Manager for supporting user access and operation at their Bio-Hub in Heidelberg.

#sciencejobs #bioimaging #trainingcourses #lifesciences

EMBL is an intergovernmental organisation, consisting of more than 25 member states, associate and prospect members.About EMBL's member states ›

OPPORTUNITYEMBL-EBI is currently seeking a Scientific Project Manager for supporting user access and operation at their ...
05/02/2020
EMBL Job Opportunities - EMBL

OPPORTUNITY

EMBL-EBI is currently seeking a Scientific Project Manager for supporting user access and operation at their Bio-Hub in Heidelberg.

#sciencejobs #projectmanager #bioimaging

EMBL is an intergovernmental organisation, consisting of more than 25 member states, associate and prospect members.About EMBL's member states ›

What are the different resources that the ocean provides us? The University of Aberdeen walks us through this question t...
31/01/2020
Sharing the benefits of the ocean

What are the different resources that the ocean provides us?

The University of Aberdeen walks us through this question through videos exploring the relationship between #IntellectualProperty and marine #biodiscovery in the context of a new agreement under the #UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

What should the new UN agreement say about the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction?

OPPORTUNITYLooking be a part of an #H2020 project? Join @royRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences as a Scientific ...
13/12/2019

OPPORTUNITY

Looking be a part of an #H2020 project? Join @royRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences as a Scientific Coordinator for the UNITED project (multi-Use platforms and co-locatioN pilots boostIng cost-effecTive, and Ecofriendly and sustainable proDuction in marine environments)

https://bit.ly/34dSnep

Starting of our tour of the Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences (IUI) Hebrew University Eilat in Israel by hav...
27/11/2019

Starting of our tour of the Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences (IUI) Hebrew University Eilat in Israel by having a look at these simulation tanks.

They use the seawater and organisms from the coast to enable controlled experiments which allows us to better understand marine ecosystems.

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