Ocean Biomolecular Observing Network

The Ocean Biomolecular Observing Network (OBON) is an endorsed programme of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development that will monitor, research & understand ocean life by analyzing biomolecules.

Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Prospect Place, Plymouth, UK

Established: 2021

Organisation type: Programme
Geographical scope: Global
Member countries:
Participating countries: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
Funding source Percentage

Organisation’s vision:

Organisation’s mission:

Organisation’s objectives (if different from the Mission):


  • 'omics
  • biomolecules
  • eDNA
  • new technology
  • sustained observations


  • Conducting research and/or observations
  • Data management, interoperability, sharing, access, open data policies
  • Science coordination