Atlantic Meridional Transect ‘omics Network (AMT-omics)

Atlantic Meridional Transect ‘omics Network (AMT-omics)

Atlantic Meridional Transect ‘omics Network (AMT-omics) 2000 1050 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Plymouth Marine Laboratory – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK)

The Atlantic Meriodonal Transect (AMT) is funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council and delivered by the Plymouth Marine Laboratory.

Since 1995, 30 AMT research cruises have undertaken oceanographic and atmospheric measurements between the UK and the South Atlantic, spanning more than 100° of latitude with depths of up to 1000 m. Molecular-derived data collected since 2009 will be made readily available in accessible formats. AMT-omics partners will determine how molecular data collected using a variety of methods can be integrated to provide invaluable long-term time-series of data across the entire Atlantic Ocean. In the future, AMT cruises will increasing rely on automated sampling with molecular-derived data likely becoming a primary data source, replacing data collected from traditional techniques. Traditional and molecular-based datasets will be interrogated to determine if/how they can be aligned, ensuring time-series can continue albeit using different methods.

Start Date: 10/01/2024
End Date: 31/12/2029

Lead Contact: Karen Tait (

challenges: 4- Sustainable Ocean Economy, 5- Ocean-Climate Nexus, 7- Ocean Observations
ocean_basins: North Atlantic Ocean, South Atlantic Ocean
type_of_action: Project


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