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E-DNA expeditions in marine World Heritage sites

IOC IODE Programme and Marine World Heritage Centre of UNESCO

Arctic Ocean, Create a digital representation of the Ocean, Develop a sustainable and equitable ocean economy, Increase community resilience to ocean hazards, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, Project, Skills, knowledge and technology for all, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean

eDNA Expeditions in marine World Heritage sites is a citizen-science project to reveal the richness of biodiversity in UNESCO's flagship sites and its vulnerability to climate change.

Based on environmental DNA extracted from a liter of water, fish and red-list species will be detected and scientific results made publicly available.

Start Date: 01/01/2022

End Date: 31/12/2023

Contact

Ward Appeltans: w.appeltans@unesco.org

Fanny Douvere: f.douvere@unesco.org