MICROMAT, supported by the European Commission, "is an academic industrial partnership which aims to improve knowledge of the biodiversity of bacteria, protists, and fungi in Antarctic microbial mats and to test this biodiversity for novel compounds of potential biotechnological use." This MICROMAT website provides links to a summary of the project with listed objectives, relevant Publications, and a map of the area locating and briefly describing the field sites. Of particular interest to researchers are additional links providing access to Project Updates including Main Achievements and Major Scientific Breakthroughs, and names of project Participants with email contact information. The site also includes a short list of relevant sites and links.
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