E-DNA Expeditions in Marine World Heritage Sites

E-DNA Expeditions in Marine World Heritage Sites

E-DNA Expeditions in Marine World Heritage Sites 2048 1365 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

IOC IODE Programme and Marine World Heritage Centre of UNESCO – Belgium

eDNA Expeditions in marine World Heritage sites is a citizen-science project to reveal the richness of biodiversity in UNESCO’s flagship sites and its vulnerability to climate change.

Based on environmental DNA extracted from a liter of water, fish and red-list species will be detected and scientific results made publicly available.

This Project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme Ocean Biomolecular Observing Network (OBON)

Start Date: 01/01/2022
End Date: 30/06/2024

Lead Contacts: Ward Appeltans (w.appeltans@unesco.org) and Fanny Douvere (f.douvere@unesco.org)

To learn more about this Project, please click here.

challenges: 2- Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, 3- Sustainable Blue Food, 5- Ocean-Climate Nexus, 7- Ocean Observations
ocean_basins: Arctic Ocean, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean
type_of_action: Project, United Nations Action


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