The Roscoff Biological Station endeavours to constitute an environment that fosters innovation in the follooduction systems and procedures that employ marine biological resources (microorganisms, algae or fauna), active ingredients, monitoring the state of marine biodiversity and ecosystems, biological analyses and mo-delling.
The potential applications are vast, ranging from the development of bioactive compounds for plant, animal or human nutrition and health to the selection of cultivated species as well as, among others, bio-remedia-tion, blue chemistry and environmental impact studies.
Through its infrastructures, such as EMBRC and EMBRC-France, the Roscoff Biological Station offers a rich panel of services and core facilities that are open to the national and in-ternational scientific community and to the private sector.
This development should be considerably facilitated by the local federation of municipalities, the Communauté des communes du pays léonard (CCPl) who provided a 2.3 ha site in Roscoff. This site is destined for the creation of a Blue Valley complex that associates research, education, innovation, student services and each for marine biotechnologies.
The projects Idealg and Oceanomics aim to in-crease knowledge for new applications and the sustainable harvest of benthic and planktonic marine resources.