IOGP Environmental Genomics Joint Industry Programme

IOGP Environmental Genomics Joint Industry Programme

IOGP Environmental Genomics Joint Industry Programme 1920 1272 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK)

The IOGP Environmental Genomics Joint Industry Programme (eDNA JIP) was launched in June 2019 to coordinate research aimed at exploring the application of eDNA-based analyses in environmental assessments and monitoring of oil and gas offshore and onshore operations.

  • Oil and gas companies undertake a variety of ecological assessments aimed at characterizing and monitoring the environments in which they operate.
  • Available conventional approaches for ecological assessment, such as direct sampling and visual/acoustic observation, tend to be more time consuming, expensive, and yield less comprehensive data.
  • Environmental DNA (eDNA) can be used to detect organisms and estimate biodiversity. This method can help to reduce field time, sampling cost, and be less invasive while often significantly improving the information found by the assessments.

Start Date: 03/06/2019
End Date: 03/06/2025

Lead Contact: Dr Michael Marnane (

challenges: 1- Understand and beat marine pollution, 2- Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, 4- Sustainable Ocean Economy, 7- Ocean Observations, 9- Capacity Development
ocean_basins: Arctic Ocean, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean, Southern Ocean
type_of_action: Contribution


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