TREC (TRaversing European Coastlines) brings together the expertise and resources of EMBL (The European Molecular Biology Laboratory) and various European partners, aiming to initiate a new era of exploration in coastal ecosystems. The primary objective is ambitious and time-sensitive: to observe, model, and understand the effects of changing environments on organisms and communities at the cellular and molecular levels. By delving into these intricate aspects, the researchers seek to gain valuable insights into the intricate dynamics of coastal ecosystems and the impact of environmental changes.
The expedition is conducted by EMBL, The Tara Ocean Foundation together with The Tara Oceans Consortium and The EMBRC (European Marine Biological Research Centre), taking place between April 2023 and June 2024 and will cover more than 120 land-sea transects on board the schooner Tara. The schooner is equipped with a range of capabilities to take in situ measurements and samples.
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