Mission Ocean Microbiomes (Tara Microbiomes)

The Mission Ocean Microbiomes is a five-year research and outreach initiative led by the Tara Ocean Foundation (FTO) on the microbiome, its services, and the impacts of climate change and the plastisphere based on the legacy of the Tara Oceans Expedition (2009-2013).

It will be carried out through

  1. Stage 1: The Mission Microbiomes expedition (2020-2022) in the South Atlantic with the H2020 European project AtlantECO and its 35 scientific partners, and in Chili with the Mission CO2 Chile project co-led by the FTO and the Chilean government. 
  2. Stage 2: The scientific research conducted after the Mission (2022-2025) with the partner laboratories.
  3. Transversal advocacy and capacity building activities.
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Project period

12 December, 202012 December, 2025 

Joined OBON in July, 2021
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