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  • Joining Research Forces to Meet Challenges in Ocean Management

    Seas and oceans have a huge impact on our daily lives, providing an essential part of our wealth and well-being. They are not only a critical source of food, energy and resources, but also provide the majority of Europe’s trade routes and play a key role in climate regulation. The value of living by the sea, while intangible, is high to many of us. However, the impact of human activities on the marine environment keeps increasing. Maritime transport, offshore energy, tourism, coastal development, resource extraction, fisheries and aquaculture are examples of activities which can have a major impact on the marine environment, putting at risk marine ecosystems. Science and technology have a vital role to play to preserve the marine environment as well as to support the “Blue Growth” and unlock the great economic potential of our seas and oceans. It is a key component to foster the ‘Europe 2020’2 goal of a smart, inclusive and sustainable growth.

    A key FP7 initiative in this context is the launch of “The Ocean of Tomorrow” (FP7-OCEAN) crossthematic calls. The “Ocean of Tomorrow” aims to foster multidisciplinary approaches and crossfertilisation between various scientific disciplines and economic sectors on key cross-cutting marine and maritime challenges. Another key feature is the participation of business partners, in particular SMEs, in the research projects that are funded. This brochure presents the 19 projects selected under “The Ocean of Tomorrow” so far.

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    Download the Micro B3 article (PDF, 197 Kb)

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  • Brochure: Understanding the World from a Marine Microbial Perspective
    An in-depth interview and article with Micro B3 project coordinator Frank Oliver Glöckner

    “The emergence of new marine knowledge based on the genomic revolution is leading to a better understanding of our biggest ecosystem on earth. There is massive potential for biotechnological innovation without overharvesting the marine environment. The Micro B3 (Biodiversity, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology) project aims to bring about major developments in the field of environmental bioinformatics.”

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  • The oceans are full of bacteria. Outwardly, they all look much the same, but there are many different species living a variety of ways of life. This has led Hanno Teeling, Bernhard Fuchs and Frank Oliver Glöckner from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen to analyze bacterial diversity in the oceans with the aid of metagenomics. To do this, they first throw the whole bacterial genome into one pot, then decode the DNA molecules and sort the genetic mix back into individual bacterial groups.

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    Die Ozeane sind voller Bakterien. Äußerlich sehen diese nahezu gleich aus, doch es gibt viele verschiedene Arten mit unterschiedlichen Lebensweisen. Daher analysieren Hanno Teeling, Bernhard Fuchs und Frank Oliver Glöckner vom Max-Planck-Institut für marine Mikrobiologie in Bremen die Bakterienvielfalt in den Ozeanen mithilfe der Metagenomik. Dabei werfen sie zunächst das gesamte bakterielle Erbgut in einen Topf, entschlüsseln die DNA-Moleküle und ordnen den Genmix dann wieder einzelnen Bakteriengruppen zu.

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  • Artikel zur Rolle der mikrobiellen Genomik in der Biodiversitätsforschung

    In der Zeitschrift Max Planck Forschung  2.2012 ist folgender Artikel erschienen:

    Das Meer als Genpool (PDF 3.6 Mb)

    der die Arbeit von drei Mitarbeitern des Max-Planck-Institutes für marine Mikrobiologie in Bremen anschaulich beschreibt.

    Ein Teil dieser Arbeiten wird seit Januar 2012 durch das EU Projekt Micro B3 gefördert.

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