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.
Figure created by Elizabeth Sbrocco and Libby Liggins
>65 scientists from around the globe have agreed to abide by community guidelines and joined the network.
In 2016 The Genomic Observatory Metadatabase (GeOMe Database) Field Information Management System (FIMS) was completed. This is an RDF-based system that employs Darwin Core and MIxS vocabularies for metadata associated with a variety of genetic data types, and is the bioinformatics software for the Genomic Observatories Project.
DIPnet database is growing
> 36,000 mtDNA sequences from >230 species and >1,500 sampling sites have been accessioned. We are now accepting fastq files and have built a platform that makes uploading next-generation sequence to the NCBI Short Read Archive (SRA) easy!
Special Issue Publication
21 peer reviewed and open access articles published in 2014 in a special issue of Bulletin of Marine Science : Molecular Ecology and Evolution of the tropical Pacific and Indian oceans.
Research Coordination Network proposal funded by the US National Science Foundation (2015-2019)!