News

New GEANS publication: ‘Biases in bulk: DNA metabarcoding of marine communities and the methodology involved’

18 August 2020

DNA metabarcoding of bulk samples is increasingly implemented in ecosystem assessments and is more cost‐efficient and less time‐consuming than monitoring based on morphology. However, before raw seque…

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Phase 2 of GEANS completed: highlights of main achievements

30 June 2020

Three running metabarcoding pilots, a DNA-library with sequences of 20% of the key North Sea Species and a review paper on methods and protocols: read more about the achievements of our partners in th…

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GEANS 2nd Newsletter

21 April 2020

One year after the kick-off, GEANS partners present their achievements:

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GEANS video launch!

18 March 2020

The @NorthSeaRegionsProgramme GEANS aims to monitor seabeds in the North Sea more accurately and efficiently by DNA barcoding. Instead of the time-consuming manual identifications that are common now,…

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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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