OceanOmics: Monitoring & Protecting Ocean Life

OceanOmics: Monitoring & Protecting Ocean Life

OceanOmics: Monitoring & Protecting Ocean Life 2560 1256 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Minderoo Foundation – Australia

Genomics, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are technologies that have the potential to transform ocean conservation. Minderoo Foundation’s OceanOmics program is advancing these technologies to improve knowledge gained through marine monitoring, to inform how we combat threats to ocean health. 

Our goal is to use eDNA approaches to monitor life more accurately in the global ocean. With an initial focus on the continental Australian Commonwealth marine estate. Our vessel the Pangaea Ocean Explorer has capabilities for onboard genomic analyses. OceanOmics is creating resources that enable broad scale deployment of marine eDNA, including reference library generation for marine vertebrates; novel methods for monitoring and combating threats to marine wildlife and ecosystems; quantifying the health status of current marine protected areas (MPAs); and assisting governments and management agencies in identifying new biodiversity hotspots and ecosystems in need of protection. 

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

Start Date: 01/01/2022
End Date: 31/12/2030 

Lead Contact: Eric Raes (eraes@minderoo.org)

challenges: Expand the Global Ocean Observing System, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Skills, knowledge and technology for all
ocean_basins: Indian Ocean, Other, South Pacific Ocean, Southern Ocean
type_of_action: Project

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