Seanalytics extends North Sea network for DNA-based detection of non-indigenous species

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[2020-02-06] This spring SeAnalytics extends its 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 the INTERREG project GEANS (Genetic tools for Ecosystem Health Assessment in the North Sea region) and received some additional funding from the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM) to University of Gothenburg. 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 await eagerly the first results in early summer 2020.

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