Atlantic Ocean Microbiome Challenge
As part of Blue-Cloud HACKATHON synergy with AtlantECO:
Challenge 1B - How might we tap on available environmental and molecular data to predict changes in ecosystem services provided by the Atlantic Ocean Microbiome?
Teams are expected to map metabolic pathways of the marine microbiome that are relevant for the prediction of ecosystem services in the Atlantic Ocean, e.g. carbon fixation or the biosynthesis of pharmaceutical compounds. The objective is simply to test the Blue Cloud environment and its “Plankton Genomics” Jupyter notebook that offers niche modelling and mapping tools.
Challenge 1A - How might we map hotspots of plankton diversity and identify geographic gaps in our knowledge using currently available plankton data sets?
Three Thematic Pillars
... all supported with underlaying cross-cutting elements
Environment and Climate
The marine microbiome will be at the heart of understanding ocean ecosystems and the sustainability of the services they provide to society
The marine microbiome will propel biodiscovery, providing new sources of value to society
Addressing cross-cutting challenges will unlock the potential for a microbiome-based blue economy, leading to high quality food products, biological discoveries, and healthy marine ecosystems
The World Microbiome Day was celebrated on 27 June 2021
On World Microbiome Day we celebrate all things microbial, all around the world. We introduce international microbiome researchers to the public to raise awareness of the vibrant and diverse world of microbes and invite the public and industry professionals to share their thoughts and activities with the microbiome community.
The Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation
A shared vision of an Atlantic Ocean that is Healthy and Productive
"This cooperation may result in mutual benefits including ecosystem assessments and forecasts and deeper understanding of vulnerabilities and risk, including those relating to the global climate system and climate change impacts. It can also help to generate new tools to increase resilience, conserve rich biodiversity, amage and determine social, environmental and economic priorities". (May 24, 2013)
Everything about microscopic life is terribly upsetting.
How can things so small be so important?