- Work Packages
- WP 1Management & Coordination
- WP 2 (OSD)Ocean Sampling Day
- WP 3Oceanography & Environmental Data
- WP 4Standards and Interoperability
- WP 5Bioinformatics & Data Integration
- WP 6Exploring Ecosystems Biology
- WP 7Function and Biotechnology
- WP 8Intellectual Property (IP) Management for Marine Bioprospecting
- WP 9Dissemination & Outreach
- Public DeliverablesAll Micro B3's public deliverables
- MG4U Bioinformatics Training 2013May 27-31, 2013, Bremen
- Micro B3 Statistics Training 2013June 16-21, 2013, Bremen
- EU-US Training 2013June 16-29, 2013, Delaware
- Bioinformatics Training 2012
- EU-US Training 2012
Ocean Sampling Day
Introduction to Ocean Sampling Day (OSD)
The Ocean Sampling Day (OSD) is a simultaneous sampling campaign of the world’s oceans and will take place on the summer solstice (June 21st) in the year 2014. These cumulative samples, related in time, space and environmental parameters, will provide insights into fundamental rules describing microbial diversity and function and will contribute to the blue economy through the identification of novel, ocean-derived biotechnologies. We expect that these data will provide a reference data set for generations of experiments to follow in the coming decade. It could also function as starting point for regularly coordinated future OSDs.
OSD pilot study
As part of ramping up the official Ocean Sampling Day (OSD) in 2014 we are running pilot-OSD studies to help establish the co-ordination (creation of the OSD sites network), logistics (sampling, shipping and processing), bioinformatics (metadata capture, standards, storage, analysis and data exchange) and policies (data policy for OSD, ABS/MTA/DTA) required to run the main event. The standardized procedure ensures a high level of consistency between data points across Europe and beyond.
The first pilot studies took place on Wednesday June 20th, 2012 (summer solstice) and Friday December 21st (winter solstice). Due to the very positive reaction of all parties, we have decided to continue to sample each summer and winter solstice until June 21st 2014.
Call for participation in Ocean Sampling Day
The Micro B3 project is leading an open call to participate in Ocean Sampling Day hoping to invite more external participants to join the main OSD event. If you are associated with a marine research site, research cruise or a sailor/skipper and would like to participate in the OSD 2014 (or prior pilot activities) we would kindly ask you to register using this link:
How to contact us:
Don’t hesitate to contact the OSD team by sending an email to email@example.com if you have any question or need more information or assistance.
Specific updates about OSD and reports from the sites participating in OSD can be found on the blog:
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The OSD project builds on past efforts including the Global Ocean Survey (GOS), the International Census of Marine Microbes (ICoMM), and Tara Oceans. In addition OSD is being put together in collaboration with the Genomic Observatories Network (GOs Network), the Earth Microbiome Project (EMP), and the Global Genome Initiative (GGI).