International network for Scientific investigation of deep-sea ecosystems

Picture copyright: Chuck Carter

Picture copyright: Chuck Carter.

Welcome to INDEEP

Historically deep-sea habitats were examined in isolation but it has become increasingly apparent that we must consider the largest biome on Earth in its entirety. The aim of the International Network for Scientific Investigations of Deep-Sea Ecosystems (INDEEP) is to develop and synthesise our understanding of deep-sea global biodiversity and functioning and provide a framework to bridge the gap between scientific results and society to aid in the formation of sustainable management strategies. INDEEP aims to bring together and help coordinate research efforts from across the globe through 5 working groups. The membership of each working group is open and envisioned to evolve and change in response to ongoing research activities (coordinated by a nominated lead). 

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INDEEP has played central role in the creation of the Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative (DOSI) and is currently funding some important DOSI activities. The mission of DOSI is to integrate science, technology, policy, law, economics and industry to advise on ecosystem-based management of resource use in the deep ocean and strategies to maintain the integrity of deep-ocean ecosystems within and beyond national jurisdiction.  See DOSI webpage for further information.

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Upcoming Meetings


7-10 April 2014. Marine Imaging Workshop, NOC, UK
22-25 April 2014. Ocean Networks Canada and INDEEP Partnership Development Workshop, Victoria, Canada
22-25 April 2014. Global Oceans Action Summit, The Hague, The Netherlands
27 April - 2 May 2014. EGU, Vienna, Austria (Indian Ocean Session)
16-19 June. Symposium on Effects of Fisheries on Benthos, Tromsø, Norway
23-27 June. IMBER Open Science Conference (OSC) 2014 “Future Oceans”, Bergen, Norway
13-15 August.  ISEE 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland
14-18 August. 3rd International Marine Conservation Congress, Glasgow, Scotland
7-9 October 2014. Eurocean2014, Rome, Italy
12-16 October 2014. World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, Qingdao, China
17-21 November 2014. First MARES conference - Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation, Olhao, Portugal
17-21 November 2014. 2nd International Ocean Research Conference, Barcelona, Spain


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