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Pacific Islands Marine Bioinvasions Alert Network (PacMAN)

IOC-UNESCO - Belgium

Project, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Skills, knowledge and technology for all, South Pacific Ocean

The PacMAN project will increase the technical and scientific capacity in marine invasive species early warning and early detection using the latest technologies in genomics and metabarcoding (eDNA).

It will also directly support the implementation of national and international policies with the aim to reduce and prevent the introduction of new invasive species into the marine environment.

Start Date: 01/09/2020
End Date: 31/08/2023

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

Lead Contact: Ward Appeltans (