Traversing European Coastlines

An expedition to study coastal ecosystems and their response to the environment, from molecules to communities


We welcome coverage of the TREC expedition by the media and our partners, and encourage the scientific community worldwide and European citizens to participate in the conversation.

If you are a journalist wishing to visit a sampling site, schedule interviews or obtain further information, please contact the EMBL press office.

Media kit

The TREC Media kit is available for download. 

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People collecting sea water samples off the coast of Naples during a project to pilot the TREC expedition in 2019.

Photographs and images

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News and press releases

19 Feb 2024

TREC in 2024: bringing it home

The Traversing European Coastlines (TREC) expedition prepares to begin its next phase of sampling, with stops in Spain, Greece, Italy, and beyond.

17 Nov 2023

TREC – Towards the end of the first phase

The TREC expedition has come to the end of its first phase. The last superstop of 2023 was hosted by CIIMAR in Porto and, despite the adverse weather conditions, included many scientific and public en…

05 Oct 2023

Spotlight: Seeing into the seas

A new method developed by EMBL scientists can help us identify and investigate plankton species in field samples with greater speed, accuracy, and resolution than ever possible before.


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