More than 33,000 samples were collected. While some analyses were initiated aboard Tara, the vast majority of samples were directly sent to the different collaborating laboratories for further study. The high throughput imaging and sequencing set up in working groups nº3 and 4 generate enormous amounts of results, estimated to date at about 500 Tb of raw data that need to be conscientiously archived, linked to the related physico-chemical data and associated with the corresponding sampling station.
The objectives of this working group are to:
- Develop and implement a system for archiving biological samples in order to secure their storage and use in the long term.
- Develop and implement a comprehensive data warehouse to host, link, provide access and / or monitor the use of all types of data.
This working group is coordinated by Ian Probert at the Roscoff Marine Station. It involves the UMR7144 and FR2424 teams of the Roscoff Marine Station, the Oceanographic Laboratory of Villefranche-sur-Mer, the Genomic & Structural Information laboratory (GSI) of Marseille, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and Altran. As collaborative partners, the VIB Structural Biology Research Center and Pangaea also contribute to this project.