Marbank is a national marine biobank coordinating a network of marine collections in Norway. The mission of Marbank and the network is to provide national and international academia and industry with easy access to marine biodiversity, its associated data and extractable products. There is a special focus on samples for marine bioprospecting i.e. the systematic search for interesting and unique genes, molecules and organisms from the marine environment with features that could be useful to society and/or have potential for commercial development.