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Mesopelagic Southern Ocean Prey and Predators

Objective

Mesopelagic Southern Ocean Prey and Predators

The underlying concept of MESOPP is the creation of a collaborative network and associated e-infrastructure (marine ecosystem information system) between European and Australian research teams/institutes sharing similar interests in the Southern Ocean and Antarctica, its marine ecosystem functioning and the rapid changes occurring with the climate warming and the exploitation of marine resources. While MESOPP will focus on the enhancement of collaborations by eliminating various obstacles in establishing a common methodology and a connected network of databases of acoustic data for the estimation of micronekton biomass and validation of models, it will also contribute to a better predictive understanding of the SO based on furthering the knowledge base on key functional groups of micronekton and processes which determine ecosystem dynamics from physics to large oceanic predators. This first project and associated implementation (science network and specification of an infrastructure) should constitute the nucleus of a larger international programme of acoustic monitoring and micronekton modelling to be integrated in the general framework of ocean observation following a roadmap that will be prepared during the project.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/acoustics
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems

Call for proposal

H2020-INT-INCO-2015
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES
Address
11 Rue Hermes
31520 Ramonville St Agne
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 226 286,25

Participants (7)

COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
Australia
EU contribution
€ 174 035
Address
Clunies Ross Street Csiro Black Mountain Science And Innovation Park
2601 Acton Act
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Australia
EU contribution
€ 134 738,75
Address
Churchill Avenue Sandy Bay
7001 Hobart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 123 838,75
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
EU contribution
€ 135 987,50
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 42 268,75
Address
Nordnesgaten 50
5817 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 161 535
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Australian Antarctic Division
Australia
EU contribution
€ 63 000
Address
203 Channel Highway
7050 Kingston
Activity type
Other