Deep-Sea Ecosystems

Technological advances and increasing demand for resources are ushering in a new era of human exploitation of the deep-sea that will impact life in the deep oceans in various ways. It is therefore imperative to increase our understanding of deep-sea ecosystems in line with these anthropogenic and climatic impacts.

The Deep-Sea Ecosystems SIG aims to ensure that there is at least one meeting of UK deep-sea researchers every year. These activities will be coordinated with other international deep-sea organisations so as not to duplicate efforts.

The Deep-Sea Ecosystems SIG will be primarily biologically orientated, but open to cross-discipline collaboration in the tradition of the Challenger Expedition. If you would like more information or have suggestions for SIG meetings please get in touch.

*Next SIG meeting is at the Challenger Conference in Liverpool, Sept 2016. For more details see the News page.

Contact name: Nicholas Higgs
nicholas.higgs@plymouth.ac.uk
Organisation: 
Plymouth University Marine Institute

UK Deep-Sea Ecosystem Research

This map shows centres of research on deep-sea ecosystems in the UK, their facilities and contact details for collaboration
 

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