Blue-Cloud, the EuroSea sister project, is holding this webinar on 23 April 2021 at 14:00 CEST, as part of the Blue-Cloud real-life demonstrators. The Blue-Cloud ‘Plankton Genomics’ demonstrator is led by the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and created by the Faculty of Sciences at Sorbonne University (France), with contributions from Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ, Belgium). Data from leading infrastructures such as the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA) and EcoTaxa are employed in this demonstrator.

The aim of the plankton genomic demonstrator is to showcase a deep assessment of plankton distributions by mining data across biomolecular, imaging, and environmental domains. It will draw on the outputs of initiatives such as Tara Oceans and will focus on two key objectives:

  • Notebook 1 – Species and functions discovery:
    Discovery of as yet undescribed biodiversity from genetic and morphological signals from the characterisation of their geographical distributions, co-occurrences/exclusions and correlation with environmental contexts.
  • Notebook 2 – Biodiversity and ecology:
    Exploration of genetic and morphological markers of plankton diversity and abundance, in particular the new ones discovered above, to predict their spatiotemporal distribution and serve as high-resolution EOVs for biological processes.

Registration and further information about this webinar are available HERE.