Project details

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Germany
December 1, 2022
November 30, 2026


BIOcean5D is an interdisciplinary project designed to better understand the impact of human activity on Europe’s seas and coastlines. The 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 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 suite of technologies, protocols, and models allowing holistic re-exploration of marine biodiversity, across multiple spatial and temporal scales.