Imaging and molecular high throughput tools have the potential to greatly increase the taxonomic resolution and accuracy of biodiversity time series but they might also be difficult to integrated consistently with more traditionally time series based on manual counts and analyses. High throughput techqueniques also hold additional challenges in terms of the complex associated metadata, IT and data management needs. 
The prime meeting goal is therefore to bring together the respective research communities to discuss biological, technical and management needs for these novel techniques to be used in routine susained biological ocean observations.