The scientific objective of the first Edition (2017) of EMOSE is to review methods in marine plankton metagenomic analysis, essentially comparing the different filtration volumes and size‐fractions used by recent initiatives, i.e. Tara Oceans, Malaspina and the Ocean Sampling Day. Already published data from these projects will be complemented by a new set of data obtained from a comparative experiment of protocols used in the three initiatives. The bulk of the analyses will be done during a 5‐day hands‐on session in Porto, and a virtual research environment will be used to plan the analysis and to work‐up a review paper.
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