Preserving biodiversity data
The Genomic Observatories Meta-Database (GeOMe) is a web-based database which captures metadata on biological samples, used for biodiversity inventories, population studies, and environmental metagenomics. GeOMe assigns persistent identifiers for all samples and sampling events and specifies the set of metadata attributes which satisfy the requirements of the genomic observatories model, including capturing the who, what, where, and when associated with all samples and the uploads these data to GBIF (https://www.gbif.org/).
Collaborative network of marine biodiversity researchers
Founded in 2012 the Diversity of the Indo-Pacific Network (DIPnet) was created to advance genetic diversity research in the Indo-Pacific by aggregating population genetic metadata into a searchable database (GeOME). Our primary aim to promote collaboration and advocate best practices for conducting biodiversity research.