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. 

Multimedia downloads

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

Photographs and images

Browse our image library for photographs of both field- and labwork as well as scientific images.

News and press releases

11 Oct 2022

Examining life along Iceland’s coasts

The final pilot project in Iceland marked the countdown to the ‘Traversing European Coastlines’ (TREC) expedition to study coastal ecosystems and their response to changes in the environment.

03 Jun 2021

Living laboratories

Under the innovative Planetary Biology research theme, EMBL scientists aim to understand life in the context of its environment.


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