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Deployment of a DNA-based hard substrate monitoring network across Europe’s coastal seas

29 August 2019

Through different international projects, we are establishing a network of genetic observatories in the vicinity of marine stations and Long-term Ecological Research sites (LTER) in the North Sea Regi…

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Mapping North Sea bottom-dwellers via automated DNA-recognition

29 August 2019

In the next three years, monitoring of the marine ecosystem in the North Sea will become more accurate and more efficient thanks to a European research project (the Interreg North Sea Project GEANS), …

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First GEANS newsletter is launched

09 September 2019

After a successful kick-off meeting in March, the GEANS partners dived headfirst into strategic planning, sampling campaigns, lab work and communication.

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‘Swinging’ partner meeting in Gothenburg

30 October 2019

On October 8th and 9th, the GEANS team met in Gothenburg for the second partner meeting. The aim was to discuss the progress of the project and to plan future activities.

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Expanding the GEANS network

16 December 2019

Since the start of the project, GEANS–partners have presented the project to stakeholders and fellow scientists at least 27 times. Most recently, GEANS scientists at Senckenberg put GEANS in the spotl…

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Phase 1 of GEANS completed: highlights of achievements

28 January 2020

An inventory of key North Sea species of policy relevance, a gap analysis to identify species that are currently lacking a reliable DNA barcode, an overview of the methods currently used in bulk metab…

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GEANS topics covered in lectures at Wageningen University

06 February 2020

An important aspect of the GEANS project is the training of the new generation of marine ecologists. Therefore, the topic of DNA metabarcoding was presented in a newly developed MSc course at Wagening…

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GEANS extending North Sea network for DNA-based detection of non-indigenous species along the Swedish West coast

11 February 2020

GEANS partner SeAnalytics deployed the first DNA-based autonomous monitoring system along the Swedish West coast

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