Home

BIOcean5D is a major interdisciplinary project designed to better understand the impact of human activity on Europe’s seas and coastlines.

The overarching goal of BIOcean5D is to generate the data, knowledge, theory, monitoring and modelling tools necessary to sustainably measure, understand, value, and predict marine biodiversity across the five dimensions (5D) of space, time, and human environmental pressures, enabling ecosystem-based management and long-term preservation.

BIOcean5D unites major European centres in molecular and cell biology; marine biology; and sequencing, together with 31 partners from 11 countries, to build a unique suite of technologies, protocols, and models allowing holistic re-exploration of marine biodiversity, from viruses to mammals, from genomes to holobionts, across multiple spatial and temporal scales, stretching from pre-industrial history to today.

Find out more about the project

Recent Posts

Building a community of sea-tizens

Micrograph of a calenoid copepod captured during the first BIOcean5D PlanktoScope workshop
Source: ecotaxa.obs-vlfr.fr/prj/11093

In December, we began a series of workshops to equip citizen scientists with the PlanktoScope – and with it, an efficient way to monitor the ocean’s microscopic inhabitants across exceptional ecological scales.

Continue reading
  1. Save the date: 2024 science-to-policy summer school
  2. Deliberating over the value of plankton