Photos: Tane Sinclair-Taylor

Our Mission

The Indo-Pacific is the largest biogeographic region in the world and encompasses the greatest concentration of marine biodiversity. Numerous challenges, technical, logistical, and political, have impeded the development of comprehensive interdisciplinary research programs that consider the region as a whole.

Founded in 2012 the Diversity of the Indo-Pacific Network (DIPnet) was created to advance biodiversity research in the Indo-Pacific Oceans by:

  1. Aggregating (published) population genetic data into a searchable database so that original datasets can be utilized to address questions concerning conservation of marine biodiversity. This dataset has now become the primary use case for the Genomics Observatories Metadatabase (GEOME).
  2. Promotion of true collaboration, capacity building and data sharing among researchers from all Indo-Pacific countries.
  3. Addressing fundamental research topics through an observatory approach in which everyone pitches in data from their own backyard.