The ocean sampling day consortium

Kopf, Anna, Bicak, Mesude, Kottmann, Renzo, Schnetzer, Julia, Kostadinov, Ivaylo, Lehmann, Katja, Fernandez-Guerra, Antonio, Jeanthon, Christian, Rahav, Eyal, Ullrich, Matthias and Pitois, Sophie (2015) The ocean sampling day consortium. GigaScience, 4 (27). ISSN 2047-217X

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Ocean Sampling Day was initiated by the EU-funded Micro B3 (Marine Microbial Biodiversity, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology) project to obtain a snapshot of the marine microbial biodiversity and function of the world’s oceans. It is a simultaneous global mega-sequencing campaign aiming to generate the largest standardized microbial data set in a single day. This will be achievable only through the coordinated efforts of an Ocean Sampling Day Consortium, supportive partnerships and networks between sites. This commentary outlines the establishment, function and aims of the Consortium and describes our vision for a sustainable study of marine microbial communities and their embedded functional traits.

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Additional Information: For the full author list, please go to the online article. © Kopf et al. 2015 This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver ( applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 14 - life below water ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/life_below_water
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Collaborative Centre for Sustainable Use of the Seas
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 27 May 2016 08:33
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 05:33
DOI: 10.1186/s13742-015-0066-5


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