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.
The last SIG meeting was held at the Scottish Association for Marine Science on 4-5th September 2017. For more information and registration (FREE) please contact Dr Bhavani Narayanaswamy.
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
New edition of Ocean Challenge is available for download
We are very pleased to announce that the new edition of Ocean Challenge V22 No.2 is available for download.
Sea Level SIG Meeting - Registration/Abstract submission open
2nd-4th July 2018 the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level will be hosting an international conference on sea-level at NOC and the University of Liverpool. We're already receiving abstracts for speakers and posters, so make sure you submit yours soon - abstract deadline is the 30th March.
Seeking Expressions Of Interest for position of Honorary Secretary on the Challenger Council
We seek lively and engaging scientists, from academia or industry, enthusiastic about supporting career development for our colleagues and helping to shape and manage the future of one of oldest and foremost Marine Science Societies in the world. We have three Council positions available including Honorary Secretary. See http://challenger-society.org.uk/join_council for more information.