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Marine Training started in 2013 as one of the services of the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC) and it is hosted at UGent. The aim of is to provide, facilitate and centralize access to Marine and Maritime human capacity-building opportunities worldwide. 

More than 2300 Marine and Maritime training initiatives from 55 countries are already covered in the database. By offering trainees access to a wide repository of training opportunities, MSc & PhD programmes, workshops and courses, and by assisting trainers and stakeholders, the Marine Training Platform will become the “European Blue Training one-stop-shop”.


  • We advise and offer the design and implementation of field sampling campaigns and both field and laboratory experiments.
  • We advise and offer maintenance and/or culture of selected marine benthic Invertebrate model organisms.
  • Our laboratory is well-equipped for sample treatment, data processing, and a wide variety of chemical and biological analyses.
  • Being a research laboratory, we discuss, develop and conceive a project together with our customers in order to provide the best solutions for environmental and biological studies.