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OSD2014: Ocean Sampling Day 2014, registry of samples and environmental measurements from 2014
Participants of Ocean Sampling Day 2014: Registry of samples and environmental measurements from 2014.
Contact: Exter, Katrina ;

Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Ocean Sampling Day is a simultaneous sampling campaign of the world's oceans which took place for the first time on the summer solstice of 2014, and was picked up again in 2018. Water samples and environmental measurements were made by the OSD participants, with the water samples being processed into DNA sequences. more

Ocean Sampling Day was a project that began in 2014 and in 2018 the OSD network was picked up by the Horizon 2020 project ASSEMBLE Plus. During each Ocean Sampling Day, water samples are taken from locations scattered over the globe and they are shipped to a central location for genomic sequencing. Environmental measurements are made and recorded in logsheets. All activities follow a set of protocols and the environmental data conform to standard vocabularies. The data from 2014 is published in PANGEA (, while the metadata records for the OSD 2018+ events can be found here in IMIS (see the related datasets listed in this record). The original OSD2014 data should be accessed via PANGEA; however, as the OSD2018+ data are provided via IMIS and via the OSD Github site (see data links in this record) in machine-accessible and annotated formats, we have also provided the OSD2014 data in machine-accessible and annotated formats via the OSD Github site. Those data consist of: a CSV file with the IDs, dates, locations, environmental measurements, and the IDs of the data in ENA (European Nucleotide Archive); a CSV file containing the metadata descriptions of those data; the protocols and the OSD Handbook.

ASSEMBLEPlus Joint Research Activity 1, Biodiversity, Biological sampling, Data, Environmental surveys, Marine metagenome, Metabarcoding, Metagenomics, Nucleic acids, AE, North Atlantic, ANE, Baltic, Finland Gulf, ANE, Biscay Bay, ANE, British Isles, Scottish West Coast, ANE, Celtic Sea, ANE, English Channel, ANE, Greenland Sea, ANE, Irish Sea, ANE, Kattegat, ANE, North Sea, ANE, Skagerrak, AS, South Atlantic, ASW, Caribbean, ASW, Mexico Gulf, INE, INW, Japan Sea, ISE, ISE, Mexico, California Gulf, ISEW, Coral Sea, ISW, Aqaba Gulf, ISW, Bengal Bay, ISW, Red Sea, MED, Adriatic, MED, Aegean, MED, Alboran Sea, MED, Balearic Sea, MED, Black Sea, MED, Eastern Mediterranean, MED, Gibraltar Strait, MED, Ionian Sea, MED, Tyrrhenian Sea, MED, Western Mediterranean

Geographical coverage
AE, North Atlantic [Marine Regions]
ANE, Baltic, Finland Gulf [Marine Regions]
ANE, Biscay Bay [Marine Regions]
ANE, British Isles, Scottish West Coast [Marine Regions]
ANE, Celtic Sea [Marine Regions]
ANE, English Channel [Marine Regions]
ANE, Greenland Sea [Marine Regions]
ANE, Irish Sea [Marine Regions]
ANE, Kattegat [Marine Regions]
ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]
ANE, Skagerrak [Marine Regions]
AS, South Atlantic [Marine Regions]
ASW, Caribbean [Marine Regions]
ASW, Mexico Gulf [Marine Regions]
Indo-Pacific North East [Marine Regions]
INW, Japan Sea [Marine Regions]
Indo-Pacific South East [Marine Regions]
ISE, Mexico, California Gulf [Marine Regions]
ISEW, Coral Sea [Marine Regions]
ISW, Aqaba Gulf [Marine Regions]
ISW, Bengal Bay [Marine Regions]
ISW, Red Sea [Marine Regions]
MED, Adriatic [Marine Regions]
MED, Aegean [Marine Regions]
MED, Alboran Sea [Marine Regions]
MED, Balearic Sea [Marine Regions]
MED, Black Sea [Marine Regions]
MED, Eastern Mediterranean [Marine Regions]
MED, Gibraltar Strait [Marine Regions]
MED, Ionian Sea [Marine Regions]
MED, Tyrrhenian Sea [Marine Regions]
MED, Western Mediterranean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 21 June 2014 on [Completed]
Not relevant

Alkalinity (pH), Ammonium (NH4+), Conductivity, Depth, Dissolved organic carbon (DOC), Dissolved Oxygen concentration, Fluorescence, Nitrate (NO3-), Nitrite (NO2-), Organic matter concentration, Phosphate (PO43-), Pigment concentration, Plankton, Salinity, Silicate (SiO44-), Temperature

Natural Environment Research Council; British Antarctic Survey (BAS), moredata manager
European Molecular Biology Laboratory; European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), moredata manager
Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (MPIMM), moredata creator
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), more

Related datasets
Other relations:
OSD2018: Ocean Sampling Day 2018, registry of samples and environmental measurements from 2018, more
OSD2019: Ocean Sampling Day 2019, registry of samples and environmental measurements from 2019, more

Micro B3: Marine Microbial Biodiversity, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, more

Describing this dataset
Kopf, A. et al. (2015). The ocean sampling day consortium. GigaScience 4: 27., more
ten Hoopen, A. et al. (2015). Marine microbial biodiversity, bioinformatics and biotechnology (M2B3) data reporting and service standards. Stand Genomic Sci. 10: 20 [1-10]., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Release date: 2022-03-07
Metadatarecord created: 2022-03-07
Information last updated: 2022-10-21
All data in the Integrated Marine Information System (IMIS) is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy