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EU 7FP project Micro B3 (Marine Microbial Biodiversity, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology)

Micro B3 stands for "Microbial Biodiversity, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology" which reflects the three main pillars the project addresses. The central concept of this collaborative project (large-scale integrating project) is to team up an interdisciplinary and intersectoral set of world class European researchers to overcome current obstacles in marine biodiversity research and blue biotechnology.
Micro B3 is based on a strong user- and data basis from ongoing European sampling campaigns to long-term ecological research sites. For the first time a strong link between oceanographic and molecular microbial research has been established to integrate global marine data with research on microbial biodiversity and functions. The Micro B3 Information System provides innovative open source software for data-processing, -integration, -visualisation, and -accessibility. The Ocean Sampling Day (OSD) is a simultaneous sampling campaign of the world’s oceans which took place (for the first time) on the summer solstice (June 21st) in the years 2014 and 2015. The OSD Citizen Science project (MyOSD) involves common citizens in this initiative. The project developed the MyOSD Sampling Kit and Smartphone APP which citizens can use to collect marine microbes and important environmental data.

Micro B3 significa "Biodiversidade Microbiana, Bioinformática e Biotecnologia", que reflete os três pilares principais que o projecto foca. O conceito central deste projeto colaborativo (projeto de integração em grande escala), é o de juntar uma equipa de excelência de investigadores europeus em áreas interdisciplinares e intersetoriais para superar os actuais obstáculos na investigação da biodiversidade marinha e biotecnologia azul.

Scientific Area(s) | Área(s) científica(s):
Microbial Oceanography | Oceanografia microbiana

Proponent Institution(s) | Instituição/ões Proponente(s):
Jacobs University Bremen (Coordinator, Lead WP1)

Partners Institution(s) | Instituição/ões Parceira(s):
Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (Lead WP5) (Germany)
Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture, Hellenic Center for Marine Research (UK)
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (Germany)
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (Lead WP6) (France)
CSIC - Institute of Marine Sciences (Spain)
Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn (Italy)
Marine Biological Association (USA)
Flemish Institute for Biotechnology (Belgian)
The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (Turkey)
Marine Information Service (Lead WP3) (The Netherlands)
ICES - International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (Denmark)
Flanders Marine Institute (Belgium)
IFREMER - French Research Institute for Exploration of the Sea (France)
European Bioinformatics Institute (Lead WP4) (UK)
CEA - Genoscope (France)
University Bremen (Germany)
University of Groningen (Lead WP7) (The Netherlands)
National University of Ireland, Cork (Ireland)
School of Biological Sciences, Bangor University (UK)
Institute for Coastal Marine Environment (Italy)
Université catholique de Louvain (Lead WP8) (Belgium)
The Mediterranean Science Commission (Monaco)
International Union for Conservation of Nature (Switzerland)
Environmental & Marine Project Management Agency (Lead WP9) (Germany)
Matís ltd. - Icelandic Food and Biotech R&D (Iceland)
InterWorks (Republic of Macedonia)
Ribocon (Germany)
Bio-Prodict (The Netherlands)
PharmaMar, S.A. (Spain)
DOP - University of the Azores (Portugal)

Coordinator | Coordenador:
Frank Oliver Glöckner

Contact Person @ CIBIO-InBIO | Contacto no CIBIO-InBIO:

Other Team members | Outros membros da Equipa:
Catharina Pieper 

Relevant links | Links relevantes:
MicroB3 Project
The ocean sampling day consortium
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