Planet Microbe Townhall at 2018 Ocean Sciences

February 14, 2018, 6:30-7:30 pm, room D137-138 at the Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.

Planet Microbe, a 2017 NSF EarthCube Building Block award, aims to reunite diverse oceanographic and geobiology data types through a federated search platform that adaptively connects data repositories in ways that will enable data discovery and open data sharing for historical and on-going research efforts.

A short presentation (~30min) will start the town hall:
  1. Introduction to the project’s three-phased data integration plan,
  2. Some specifics on how Planet Microbe is linking up with BCO-DMO (Phase I)
  3. Demonstration of the current data discovery capabilities, and
  4. Ideas for community engagement – how you can get involved.

The reminder of the time will be open for questions and sharing of ideas with OSM’s microbial ecology community. We value your contributions! How we can help make ‘omics data do more for our field?

Planet Microbe arose from a community identified need for data discovery during discussions around science/cyberinfrastructure challenges. More information can be found at and our recent article at Ocean and Carbon Biogeochemistry.