Océanomics : oceanic plankton diversity and resources
Océanomics est lauréat des projets Investissements d'Avenir
Better understand the nature and function of plankton Biodiversity EN
Laureate of the national “Investing for the Future” scheme, Oceanomics will provide for a database of ecological, morphological and genetic data compiled from thousands and thousands of plankton samples collected during the Tara Oceans expedition (2009-2012) and Tara Oceans Polar Circle expedition (2012-2013).
The data will serve to understand the nature and function of global plankton biodiversity and ultimately uncover some promising bioactive compounds for applications in pharmaceuticals or biofuels.
Oceanomics benefits from €7 M in funds over 8 years. It groups 18 partners, including 6 from the private sector (Fonds Tara, Altran, Veolia, Greentech, Soliance, French Foundation for Biodiversity Research).
The Roscoff Biological Station (CNRS-UPMC)
The Villefranche-sur-mer Oceanographic Observatory (CNRS-UPMC)
The Evry Génoscope and the Institute of Life Sciences Research and Technologies in Grenoble (Atomic Energy Commission)
The Genomic and Structural Information Laboratory in Marseille
The Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris
The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany) and the University of Western Brittany.
The Oceanomics consortium draws on collaborations with public and private partners throughout the world.