OCEANOMICS relies on thousands of samples collected during the Tara Oceans expedition (2009-2012) and is based on 8 working groups divided into 3 interconnected operational themes. The detailed description of each working group is presented below.
- Production of data and primary analysis: generating and processing environmental metadata, imaging and sequencing data.
- Data integration and modeling: generating a unique access point for all data types and developing the tools required for a holistic understanding of planktonic ecosystems.
- Applied research, transfer of knowledge and technologies: promoting a rational and sustainable use of plankton by seeking promising new applications for various industrial sectors and disseminating the acquired knowledge to all kinds of public.
Transversely, a group of lawyers endeavors to define and establish a legal and ethical framework suited for the protection and use of marine bioresources.