The Vision for the Environmental Omics Synthesis (EOS) Centre was laid out in the NEOMICS report commissioned by NERC and published in 2011. EOS is based on the concept of NSF style synthesis centres; but in the case of NERC, the EOS Centre will specifically help to unify and support the wide range of current investments in ‘omics and provide strategic oversight. The community that the EOS centre serves is the environmental omics network (EON). EON consists of researchers from across the world working in environmental omics, bioinformatics and related field. If you would like to join please tell us more about your interests and sign up here. If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.