Registry of all stations from the Tara Oceans Expedition (2009-2013)


The Tara Oceans Expedition (2009-2013) sampled the world oceans on board a 36 m long schooner, collecting environmental data and organisms from viruses to planktonic metazoans for later analyses using modern sequencing and state-of-the-art imaging technologies. Tara Oceans Data are particularly suited to study the genetic, morphological and functional diversity of plankton. The present data set is a registry of all stations conducted during the Tara Oceans Expedition (2009-2013). The registry provides details about the scientific interest of each station, including (1) the geographic context, (2) legal context, (3) the environmental features that were targeted, and (4) a detailed account of devices deployed during the station. Uniform resource locators (URLs) offer direct links to the corresponding (1) physical oceanographic context reports, (2) list of samples collected during the station, (3) environmental data published at PANGAEA, and (4) nucleotides data published at the European Nucleotides Archive (EBI-ENA).

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Creator Tara Oceans Consortium, Coordinators; Tara Oceans Expedition, Participants
Publisher PANGAEA
Contributor Pesant, Stephane; Guidi, Lionel; Speich, Sabrina
Publication Year 2015
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 8898 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-168.518W, -64.309S, 174.901E, 79.675N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2009-09-07T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2013-10-27T00:00:00Z