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.

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News and press releases

10 Jul 2024

Leveraging expertise across EMBL services

A scientific workshop on flow cytometry was organised at EMBL Rome, taking advantage of the presence of the Advanced Mobile Laboratory, the biggest unit of EMBL’s mobile lab fleet.

17 Jun 2024

TREC in Italy – sampling from coast to coast

For almost two months, Italy was the stage for the TREC expedition, with a rich programme of events organised across the country attended by the public, scientists, schools, and high-level political s…

22 May 2024

Exploring diversity in cell division

New research by EMBL scientists shows how different modes of cell division used by animals and fungi might have evolved to support diverse life cycles.


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