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.

INDEEP also has close connections with VentBase - a forum to aid effective management of deep-water hydrothermal vent SMS deposits.  See the VentBase webpage for further information.

 


For the latest version of Deep-Sea Life, DIVE-IN leaflets and other useful resources - see INDEEP resources pages


 

Upcoming Meetings

 

20-23 January 2015.General Assembly "Ad Hoc Open-Ended Informal WG to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction, New York, USA
22-25 February 2015.  2015 Aquatic Sciences Meeting - Canyons and their deep-sea fans session, Granada, Spain
23-27 March 2015. Effects of climate change on the World's oceans,Santos, Brazil
EGU12-17 April 2015.EGU General Assembly 2015.  Session BG9.2 Natural & anthropogenic disturbances in deep-sea ecosystems, Vienna, Austria
10-13 May 2015. From seafloor hydrothermal systems to the sustainable exploitation of massive sulphide deposits, Bergen, Norway
Home3-5 June 2015.  World Ocean Summit 2015: Blue economy; blue growth, Lisbon, Portugal
31 August - 4 September 2015. 14th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium, Aveiro, Portugal
WORLD OCEAN COUNCIL2-4 November 2015. World Ocean Council: Sustainable Ocean Summit, Singapore

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