CIIMAR is a leading research and training institution of the University of Porto which promotes technological development and supports public policies and governance in Marine and Environmental Sciences working for the sustainable management and exploitation of resources. It hosts an important collection of Cyanobacteria. Partner
Website link: http://www.ciimar.up.pt
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain
The University of Santiago has more than 500 years of history. It covers all areas of knowledge, and has several outstanding groups in the areas of Intellectual Property, Genomics, Pharmacology, Climatic change, Ecology, etc. It is very active in dissemination of knowledge, and in setting up spin off companies derived of the intellectual property development. It has been recently awarded with an Excellence Campus for Life Research, and Earth Campus, and shares with other universities the Excellence Campus do Mar.
Website link: http://www.usc.es/
Q TECHNOLOGIES LTD, United Kingdom
Technologies Ltd is a developer and supplier of innovative mass spectrometry systems for various industries such as energy, environmental, medical and security. It was founded in 2002 as a spinout company from University of Liverpool receiving a number of grants to develop its products and bring them to the market. The company holds several patents for mass analysers and ion sources. Its main products include:
a) 200, 300 and 500 Da quadrupole mass spectrometry (QMS) systems for custom applications,
b) custom membrane sample inlet for air and liquid samples,
c) desorption atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (DAPCI) ion source for solid samples.
The company is currently involved with extending mass range of its portable QMS systems, which will increase the number of applications for them. Website link: https://www.q-technologies.co.uk/
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE, Italy
University of Trieste (UNITS), Department of Life Sciences (DSV). UNITS consist of 10 Departments, attended by ∼18.000 students. DSV is a centre of learning, education and scientific/technological research fully integrated within the University science network.
Website link: https://www.units.it/
Queens University of Belfast, United Kingdom
The Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS), based at QUB was formed in 2013 with the aim of having a major role in developing solutions to the complex problem of delivering safe, nutritious, sustainable, authentic food supplies to the world’s population. In a relatively short space of time the Institute has become known internationally as a leader in food security. Thus IGFS, QUB is now recognised to drive research excellence and impact agendas in many parts of the world by academic institutions, governments, industries and funding agencies as a centre of excellence in food security research. Our clear ambition is that IGFS becomes the global exemplar of interlinked research delivering innovative solutions to the key challenges facing farming/food/health practice in society.
Website link: https://www.qub.ac.uk/
Marine Biological Association, United Kingdom
MBA is a marine research and training centre with two research departments:
1) marine ecology and oceanography;
2) and cellular and molecular biology of marine model organisms, which promote the investigation and disseminate knowledge of the seas and marine life.
They were the host institute for the FP7 project MIDTAL microarrays for the detection of toxic algae. The site are also hosts the Sir Alistair Hardy Plankton Recorder Data (SAHFOS), which is the longest running time series data set in the world since 1931.
Website link: https://www.mba.ac.uk/
Institut Français de Recherche pour l’Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER), France
Created in 1984, Ifremer is a public institute with an annual budget of 213 million euros, more than 1500 employees, 5 main centres and 26 sites on the French coastline. It is organised in 4 scientific departments, including the Oceanography and Ecosystems Dynamics department, to which the Phycotoxins, Pelagos and Coastal Laboratories belong.
Website link: https://wwz.ifremer.fr/
Águas de Gaia EM – ELA, Portugal
The Littoral Station of Aguda ELA can be found at Praia de Aguda, a small fishing village on the Portuguese Atlantic coast, 10 km south of the river Douro estuary, in Vila Nova de Gaia of the metropolitan area of Porto. The building comprises three sections: a FISHERY MUSEUM which exhibits ancient and up-to-date equipment; an AQUARIUM which displays the local marine fauna and flora; and, an EDUCATIONAL AND RESEARCH DEPARTMENT for marine ecology, aquaculture and fishery. ELA belongs to the Town Municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia CMG, is directed by the municipal firm Águas de Gaia EM SA, and linked to the Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar ICBAS of the University of Porto UP.
Website link: http://www.aguasgaia.pt/
Institut National des Sciences et Technolgies de la Mer (INSTM), Tunisia
The Salambo Oceanographic Station (SOS) has been created in 1924. Actually named National Institute of Marine Sciences and Technologies (INSTM). It consisted of a research laboratory (4 laboratories), a public museum, a library, and a reference collection gathering the different marine species. INSTM is a public institute with 100 researchers, 3 main centres.
Website link: http://www.instm.agrinet.tn/index.php/fr/
E&H Services, Inc., Czech Republic
E&H Services, Inc. laboratory was established on 2013. The laboratory carries out the analysis of special organic substances (PCDD / F, PBDE, PCB, alkylphenols, nonylphenol and others) in the environmental compartments (water, waste, solid samples, soil, air, emissions, food, feed, biological material) and special analysis of the eluate from passive samplers. Furthermore, the laboratory is engaged in sampling of waste solids and special sampling techniques using passive samplers (SPMD, DGT and POCIS). The testing lab has implemented quality system management according to ČSN EN ISO 17025. Regular participation and excellent results of interlaboratory comparisons and analyses at international level can be considered as a further indicator of the quality of the laboratory work. Hi-tech equipment and professional backgrounds achieve the best results.
Website link: https://www.ehss.eu/en/about-company/contact-us/
Natural Biotec S.L, Spain
Natural Biotec S.L., a Spanish advisory organization on the environment and on biotechnology, was set up in 2003 by a group of professors and experts in processes of soil and water recovery by the use of clean technology. It is a spin-off company supported by the Complutense University of Madrid and integrated into the Madrid Science Park. Natural Biotec is an Environmental and Biotechnological consultant specialized on management and coordination of RD
projects. We work on remediation strategies on soil and water, and the valorization of industrial wastes (animal sub-products, WWTP sludge or lignocelulosic sludges) by using clean technologies, bioremediation and composting. Also we offer environmental samples analysis by means molecular techniques (F.I.S.H., PCR). The range of services has expanded to cover very diverse customer requirements in the sphere of biotechnology and the safeguard of the environment.
Website link: http://www.naturalbiotec.com/
Universidade de Cabo Verde, Cabo Verde
The University of Cape Verde (Uni-CV) is a center for creation, diffusion and promotion of Culture, Science and Technology, articulating the study and research, in such way to promote the human development as a strategic factor of sustainable development of the Country. Uni-CV addressees, among others, the following purposes: To promote the human development in its entirety, emphasizing the scientific, technical, ethical, social and cultural dimensions; having as a paradigm the unrelenting pursuit of high quality standards; To encourage fundamental and applied research activities aimed to contribute in creative way, to the development of the country; To develop scientific, technical and cultural exchange with research institutions and higher education, both domestic and international; and to contribute to the development of international cooperation and the closeness between peoples, namely in the education, knowledge, science and technology field.
Website link: http://www.unicv.edu.cv/
University Chouaib Doukkali – UCD, Morocco
The University Chouaïb Doukkali (UCD) is located in El Jadida (Morocco) and composed by the Faculty of Sciences, Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences, Faculty Pluridisciplinary, National School of Business and Management, National School of Applied Sciences, and Higher School of Technology. The Faculty of Sciences provides education and research in the areas of mathematics, informatics, physics, chemistry, geology, and biological sciences.
Website link: http://www.ucd.ac.ma/