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

11 February 2020 - Published by Nele Jacobs
GEANS partner SeAnalytics deployed the first DNA-based autonomous monitoring system along the Swedish West coast

 

On February 6th, GEANS partner SeAnalytics deployed the first DNA-based autonomous monitoring system along the Swedish West coast. The purpose of this observatory network is the surveillance and early detection of non-indigenous and invasive marine species in Sweden and the North Sea. The program is part of GEANS and received some additional funding from the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM). Thanks to this additional support, GEANS has now deployed 36 genetic observatories along the Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian coast of the North Sea and in the British channel. We eagerly await the first results, due in early summer 2020.