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Oceanic seamounts: an integrated study

Objective

Seamounts are of great interest to science, industry and conservation because of their potential role as 'stirring rods' of the oceans, their enhanced productivity, their high local biodiversity, and the growing exploitation of their natural resources. This is accompanied by rising concern about the threats to seamount ecosystems, e.g. through over-fishing and the impact of trawling. Based on two case studies, OASIS will make a holistic approach to yield an advanced understanding of the processes characterizing seamount ecosystems. The scientific knowledge gained, condensed in a conceptual ecosystem model will be applied to outline a model management plan as well as site-specific management plans for the study sites. The scientific results and the management options derived will be made available to policy makers and stakeholders, to facilitate measures for the conservation and sustainable exploitation of these biodiversity "hot spots".

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF HAMBURG
Address
Zeiseweg 9
22765 Hamburg
Germany

Participants (7)

INSTITUTE OF MARINE RESEARCH
Portugal
Address
C/o Departmento De Oceanografia E Pescas - Univers
9900 Horta
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY
Ireland
Address
University Road
Galway
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Empress Dock
SO14 3ZH Southampton
ROSTOCK UNIVERSITY
Germany
Address
Albert-einstein-strasse 3
18051 Rostock
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
Address
Bedford Street North
L69 3BX Liverpool
UNIVERSITY OF LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
Spain
Address
Campus Universitario De Tafira Baja
35017 Las Palmas De Gran Canari
WWF-UK
United Kingdom
Address
Panda House, Weysied Park
GU7 1XR Godalming,surrey