Ocean Biomolecular Observing Network (OBON)

Ocean Biomolecular Observing Network (OBON)

Ocean Biomolecular Observing Network (OBON) 1600 600 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

The Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO); National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – United States of America (USA)

Ocean life – from viruses to whales – is built from “biomolecules”. Biomolecules such as DNA infuse each drop of ocean water, grain of sediment, and breath of ocean air.

The Biomolecular Ocean Observing Network (OBON) will develop a global system that will allow science and society to understand ocean life like never before. The programme will transform how we sense, harvest, protect, and manage ocean life, which faces multiple stresses including pollution, habitat loss, and climate change. It will also help communities detect biological hazards like harmful algal blooms and pathogens and be a key component of next-generation ocean observing systems

Start Date: 15/01/2021
End Date: 31/12/2030

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Lead Contacts: Margaret Leinen (mleinen@ucsd.edu) and Fiona Beckman (fbe@pml.ac.uk)

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