History of IMBRSea

The International Master in Marine Biological Resources (IMBRSea), is a joint Master programme organized by eight leading European universities in the field of marine sciences, supported by the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC). The IMBRSea programme takes the strengths from the International Master of Science in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (EMBC+), and prepares students for the rapidly evolving demands of the blue bio-economy (all economic activities that depend on the sea) and research on the sustainable use of marine biological resources.

The IMBRSea programme stems from the experience of different Partner universities in organizing the International Master of Science in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, EMBC/EMBC+, successfully running since 2008: Ghent University (UGent - P1), University of Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC - P2), University of the Algarve (UAlg - P3), University of Oviedo (UniOvi - P4), and Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT - P5). Three new Partners, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU - P6), Polytechnic University of Marche (UNIVPM - P7), and University of Bergen (UiB - P8) will join the consortium in order to cover all complementary expertise fields relevant in organizing the IMBRSea programme.

Although the EMBC/EMBC+ programme was considered as a success story on many aspects, for different reasons the consortium decided, with the support of EMBRC, to assimilate EMBC/EMBC+ into an improved innovative Master programme: IMBRSea.

More information about the EMBC+ programme is available at http://www.embcplus.org