Marine Microbiome


“The Science We Need For The Ocean We Want.” [1]


We are on the threshold of a new and exciting era of discovery in the oceans that will shape the development of human endeavours for decades to come. New insights on the significance of the microscopic scale of ocean life has shown this level affects almost every aspect of our lives (health, food, industry, ecosystems). For society’s future, we need to investigate the science of marine microbiomes, integrate the novel technologies discovered and initiate policies that foster truly sustainable marine development.


[1] Vision statement of UN Decade of Ocean Science

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Teach your children about microbiomes

Have fun with the microbes created by the Icelandic illustrator

Ran Flygenring

Why do we care about microbiomes?
Shawn Robinson, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Exploring Microbiome



Microbiome Support


 Beautiful  Microbiome

Although microbes are invisible to the human eye, these small creatures are considered a hidden treasure for human society.

See below how a cooperation in science and art is presenting the microbiomes. This is certainly beautiful.





This video is a collaboration of the scientists Henk Bolhuis and Michele Grego and the artist Wim van Egmond.

The Marine Microbiome - Quiz

The marine microbiome is one of the largest microbiomes on the planet. The microbes play a central role in the energy generation of the earth – through photosynthesis at the surface and chemosynthesis in darker ocean depths. The ocean harbours hugely diverse, but largely unknown microbes. Unlocking the genetic code of marine microbes can have an enormous functional potential for human, animal and plant disease treatment and the understanding of climate change.
What’s happening deep into the ocean? Do you know if microbes can survive there? Take the quiz!