Build a unique suite of technologies, protocols, and models allowing holistic re- exploration of marine biodiversity. A focus is to understand pan-European biodiversity land-to-sea gradients and ecosystem services (tara-TREC expedition).
” BIOcean5D unites EMBL, EMBRC, Genoscope, together with 26 partners from 11 countries, to build a unique suite of technologies, protocols, and models allowing holistic re- exploration of marine biodiversity, across multiple spatial and temporal scales stretching from pre-industrial to today. A focus is to understand pan-European biodiversity land-to-sea gradients and ecosystem services, through an expedition (TREC, 2023/24) that will deploy mobile labs, the Tara schooner, and innovative citizen science tools, across European seas. New data will be harmonized with existing data into an open-access data hub, leveraging international infrastructures, and generating transformative, cross-technologies/cross-scales standard marine biodiversity knowledge at the socio- ecosystem level. Knowledge will focus on (i) new theories and models of marine biodiversity , (ii) novel indicators of ecosystem health, (iii) innovative methods for economic and legal valuations of marine biodiversity “