February marks the first EMO BON sampling campaign of 2022! This month, participants will be sampling the water column and microorganisms from soft substrates.

Keeping rich and complete metadata records is important for data FAIRification and for the scientific context of EMO BON datasets.

Following a sampling event, participants are asked to fill in the metadata spreadsheets as soon as possible. This ensures a minimum of explanatory information for the analyses of the data. 


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When you think of World Ocean Day, you might imagine sharks, whales, dolphins, and turtles – charismatic animals that beguile us with their intelligence, ingenuity, and fascinating behaviours. 

But the vast ocean is teeming with life and even the tiniest organisms play their part in keeping our planet healthy.