Biodiversity 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 provides biodiversity context to all samples from the Tara Oceans Expedition (2009-2013), including various diversity indexes calculated for the sampling location using satellite and model climatologies (Darwin project, Physat) and results from the sequencing of Tara Oceans samples.

Metadata Access
Creator Tara Oceans Consortium, Coordinators; Tara Oceans Expedition, Participants
Publisher PANGAEA
Contributor Pesant, Stephane; d'Ovidio, Francesco; Sunagawa, Shinichi
Publication Year 2015
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 305075 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-168.550W, -64.349S, 174.992E, 79.673N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2009-09-07T15:30:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2013-10-27T21:38:00Z