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Title: The Ocean Sampling Day Consortium

In this study, 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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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1225000
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
GigaScience
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 4; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2047-217X
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Research Org:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Ocean Sampling Day; OSD; biodiversity; genomics; health index; bacteria; microorganism; metagenomics; marine; micro B3; standards