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
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
Early online Ocean Challenge articles
Three articles from the first 2017 volume of Ocean Challenge have been published early online.
Challenger President Marches for Science
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Registration open for Ocean Modelling SIG September 2017
We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2017 Challenger Society Ocean Modelling meeting is now open.The meeting will be held 11-12th September 2017 at the Met Office, Exeter.