Work Package 4: Aquaculture and Environmental Services
The primary objective of WP4 is to improve the understanding of the relationship between the marine microbiome and ocean health and to address key ecosystem services enabled by marine microbes.
Work Package Objectives
Improve understanding of the relationship between the marine microbiome and ocean health, and address key ecosystem services enabled by marine microbes (carbon sequestration and aquaculture).
Identify sentinel genes from marine microbes and establish a Microbiome Health Index (MHI) for monitoring marine environments, particularly for assessing coastal anthropogenic impacts (e.g. urbanisation, aquaculture industry).
Promote healthy microbiome approaches and strategies in both aquaculture and coastal ecosystem monitoring and evaluate the ‘do no significant harm’ concept in relation to marine microbiome manipulation.