Title: Open science resources for the discovery and analysis of Tara Oceans data
Authors: Pesant, Stéphane ×
Not, Fabrice
Picheral, Marc
Kandels-Lewis, Stefanie
Le Bescot, Noan
Gorsky, Gabriel
Iudicone, Daniele
Karsenti, Eric
Speich, Sabrina
Troublé, Romain
Dimier, Céline
Searson, Sarah
Tara Oceans Consortium Coordinators
Issue Date: May-2015
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Series Title: Scientific Data vol:2 pages:150023
Article number: 10.1038/sdata.2015.23
Abstract: The Tara Oceans expedition (2009-2013) sampled contrasting ecosystems of the world oceans, collecting environmental data and plankton, from viruses to metazoans, for later analysis using modern sequencing and state-of-the-art imaging technologies. It surveyed 210 ecosystems in 20 biogeographic provinces, collecting over 35,000 samples of seawater and plankton. The interpretation of such an extensive collection of samples in their ecological context requires means to explore, assess and access raw and validated data sets. To address this challenge, the Tara Oceans Consortium offers open science resources, including the use of open access archives for nucleotides (ENA) and for environmental, biogeochemical, taxonomic and morphological data (PANGAEA), and the development of on line discovery tools and collaborative annotation tools for sequences and images. Here, we present an overview of Tara Oceans Data, and we provide detailed registries (data sets) of all campaigns (from port-to-port), stations and sampling events.
ISSN: 2052-4463
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
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