Deep-Sea Ecosystems


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. While there are a number of international fora that allow deep-sea scientists to meet and discuss research, there is no such national body. The Deep-Sea Ecosystems SIG provides a platform for deep-sea researchers in the UK to meet every year and discuss national issues in relation to deep-sea science. Ultimately the SIG gives a voice to the UK deep-sea biological sciences community.


















How can you get involved in the SIG?

You can automatically subscribe to the Deep-Sea Ecosystems email list by sending an email:
To: listserv@jiscmail.ac.uk 
Subject: BLANK 
Message: SUBSCRIBE DEEPSEAUK Firstname Lastname

Then follow the confirmation instructions. This list is used by members for topical discussion and to update on SIG activities, with minimal spamming.

The next Deep Sea Ecosystem SIG meeting will be held on Monday 5th September at the up-coming Challenger Society conference. The meeting will be held in the NHM’s Neil Chalmers Room from 1-3pm. If you wish to attend you will need to contact the current SIG chair Kerry Howell and subscribe to the mailing list.  The SIG meeting this year will focus on discussion around current UK relevant issues that impact upon our community. These include:

  • NZOC
  • The UN Ocean Decade and UK response.
  • NOCA
  • Marine Facilities Advisory Board
  • Capital Expenditure Proposals to enhance the NMEP
  • UK SCOR committee


Updated 22/08/2022

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