Methodological context of all samples 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 samples collected during the Tara Oceans Expedition (2009-2013). The registry provides details about the sampling location and methodology of each sample. Uniform resource locators (URLs) offer direct links to additional contextual environmental data published at PANGAEA, and to the corresponding 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
Publication Year 2015
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 878332 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-168.550W, -64.382S, 174.992E, 79.673N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2009-09-07T15:30:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2013-10-27T21:38:00Z