European Marine Omics Biodiversity Observation Network (EMO BON)

European Marine Omics Biodiversity Observation Network (EMO BON)

European Marine Omics Biodiversity Observation Network (EMO BON) 800 266 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

European Marine Biological Resource Centre – France

The European Marine Omics Biodiversity Observation Network (EMO BON) is an initiative from the ESFRI (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures) research infrastructure European Marine Biological Resource Centre-European Research Infrastructure Consortium (EMBRC-ERIC).

EMO BON aims to establish a coordinated, long-term, marine biodiversity observation network. By bringing together individual biological observation stations, EMBRC provides the context and opportunity for partner institutions to participate in EMO BON, and build a modern biodiversity observation framework for Europe.

Currently, EMO BON includes 16 marine stations, located from the Arctic to the Red Sea, which regularly sample for genomic marine biodiversity. EMO BON generates high-quality genomic biodiversity data that will be made openly accessible and thereby support constructive dialogue towards a holistic understanding of our ocean.

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

Start date: 21/06/2021
End date: 31/12/2027

Lead Contact: Nicolas Pade (

challenges: 4- Sustainable Ocean Economy, 7- Ocean Observations, 9- Capacity Development
ocean_basins: Arctic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, Other
type_of_action: Project


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