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:
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 SIG chair is Dr James Bell (Cefas).
Deep-Sea Ecosystems SIG Meeting 2023
Dates: 13-14 September 2023
Location: Cefas, Pakefield Rd, Lowestoft. Some sessions will also be available online via MS Teams but registration is still required.
Meeting convenors: Prof. Kerry Howell (Plymouth University), chair of the DSE-SIG, and Dr James Bell (Cefas). Contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Attendance is free and refreshments will be provided. Attendees are otherwise fully responsible for their travel and subsistence costs.
Please register for the meeting here.
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