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Occurrence of Eukaryotes in the size fraction 20-180 micrometres, collected worldwide during the Tara Oceans expedition (2009-2013) using a ring net and analysed by environmental High Content Fluorescence Microscopy (e-HCFM).
Coelho, L.O., Colin, S., Berthelot, H., Santangeli, L., Lombard, F., Carsique, M., Dvorak, E., Pierella, J., Vincent, F., Dimier, C., Picheral, M., Searson, S., Kandels-Lewis, S., Tara Oceans Consortium Coordinators, Karsenti, E., Pesant, S., Sunagawa, S., C., Bowler, Bork, P., Pepperkok, R., de Vargas C.,; (2020) Occurrence of Eukaryotes in the size fraction 20-180 micrometres, collected worldwide during the Tara Oceans expedition (2009-2013) using a ring net and analysed by environmental High Content Fluorescence Microscopy (e-HCFM). .
Contact: Pesant, Stéphane ;

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The Tara Oceans project sampled contrasting ecosystems of the world oceans during a three-year expedition (2009-2013), collecting environmental data and plankton, from viruses to metazoans, on board the 36-metre Tara Schooner. It surveyed 210 ecosystems in 20 biogeographic provinces, collecting over 35,000 samples of seawater and plankton. Samples were later analysed using modern sequencing and state-of-the-art imaging technologies. more

We are keen to thank the commitment of the following people and sponsors who made this singular expedition possible: CNRS, EMBL, Genoscope/CEA, VIB, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, UNIMIB, ANR (projects POSEIDON, BIOMARKS, PROMETHEUS, and TARA-GIRUS), FWO, BIO5, Biosphere 2, agnès b., the Veolia Environment Foundation, Region Bretagne, World Courier, Illumina, Cap L'Orient, the EDF Foundation EDF Diversiterre, FRB, the Prince Albert II de Monaco Foundation, Etienne Bourgois, the Tara schooner and its captain and crew. Tara Oceans would not exist without the continuous support of the participating 23 institutes.

Biology > Plankton
Marine/Coastal, A, North Atlantic, AS, South Atlantic, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, ISW, Indian Ocean, ISW, Red Sea, MED, Pacific Ocean I., PNE, Arctic, PS, Southern Ocean

Geographical coverage
A, North Atlantic [Marine Regions]
AS, South Atlantic [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -159,0669; MinLat: -64,3373 - MaxLong: 117,1545; MaxLat: 78,2518 [WGS84]
ISW, Indian Ocean [Marine Regions]
ISW, Red Sea [Marine Regions]
Mediterranean [Marine Regions]
Pacific Ocean I.
PNE, Arctic [Marine Regions]
PS, Southern Ocean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
7 September 2009 - 27 October 2013


Count (in assayed sample) of biological entity specified elsewhere [BODC]

European Molecular Biology Laboratory; European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI)data creator
Pesant, Stéphane
Coelho, Luis Pedro
Santangeli, Luca
Dvorak, Etienne
Kandels-Lewis, Stefanie
Bork, Peer
Pepperkok, Rainer
Sorbonne Université; Sorbonne Université/CNRS, Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV)data creator
Lombard, Fabien
Dimier, Céline
Picheral, Marc
Searson, Sarah
European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)data creator
Bork, Peer
Sorbonne Université; Sorbonne Université/CNRS, Station Biologique de Roscoff (SBR)data creator
De Vargas, Colomban
Pierre & Marie Curie University; Roscoff biology station (RBS)data creator
Colin, Sebastien
Berthelot, Hugo
Carsique, Madeline
De Vargas, Colomban
Institut de Biologie de l'École Normale Supérieure (IBENS)data creator
Pierella, Juan
Vincent, Flora
Bowler, Chris
ETH Zurich; Department of Biology; Institute of Microbiologydata creator
Sunagawa, Shinichi
Sorbonne Universitédata creator
Colin, Sebastien
Berthelot, Hugo
Lombard, Fabien
Carsique, Madeline
Dimier, Céline
Picheral, Marc
Searson, Sarah
De Vargas, Colomban
Tara Oceans Consortiumdata creator

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Based on this dataset
Karsenti, E. et al. (2011). A holistic approach to marine eco-systems biology. PLoS Biology 9(10): e1001177.
Describing this dataset
Pesant, S. et al. (2015). Open science resources for the discovery and analysis of Tara Oceans data. Scientific Data 2(1).

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2020-05-28
Information last updated: 2020-07-01
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