Deep Sea Corals Focus of International Symposium
... Organized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the George
Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability (GIBS), the Third International Symposium on Deep-Sea
Corals will feature presentations on the unusual life in the most hidden part of the sea and on the
importance of ...
File - All Hallows Geography
... • Will soon be designated a Coastal and Marine Park
(CMP) to ensure that coastal and marine-based activities
are managed in a sustainable way to bring long term
economic benefits to people, whilst protecting the
... Abyssal Plain – deep sea floor 3,000-5,000 meters
Contains seamounts - underwater volcanoes with a
Contains guyots (tablemounts) - flat topped seamounts
that were once volcanic islands that eroded and sunk.
Trenches – where the ocean plate descends into the
continental plate. (subduction ...
Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions
... starting from the diversity of organisms, their abundances, characteristics and
configurations. These in turn, along with the physical environment, determine the nature
and tempo of ecosystem processes or their functioning that ultimately controls the delivery
of ecosystem services.
In this symposiu ...
Does Climate Change Influence Biodiversity
... your work on the United States Panel on Global
Climate Change Research, you and your team of
ecologists and environmental scientists have been
studying some of the most exotic places on Earth.
Team members have scuba-dived around massive
colorful coral reefs, studied deep ocean water,
hiked throug ...
Link to statement. - Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative
... - the deep ocean has a predominant role in the sequestration of heat and carbon, with tight
linkages to the upper ocean and atmosphere through vertical mixing, species migrations and
particulate sinking, and a diverse range of ecosystems making it critical to any analysis of ocean
roles in climate m ...
REM 475--Diaspora To the Ocean and Back “When we try to pick out
... Our class tracked Drippy from the snowy mountains, to the wet forests, through the streams into larger
rivers, into estuaries and sheltered fjords, into the ocean. Drippy story doesn’t end here, as evaporation
can move Drippy back up into the atmosphere and so the cycle continues. Over both fast and ...
... –Responses to climate change – acidification and warming
• Using ancient and modern DNA techniques to investigate seamount population flux in the past
30,000 years - making models for climate future
• Acidification/temp. experiments on deep-water corals/larvae skeletogenesis
Read more about Kidwell`s work
... have been found—but scientists are now learning how to make best use of that incomplete
history. Kidwell has combined geological fieldwork, experiments in the lab and
measurements in modern environments to investigate how the fossil record is formed and
how to best use it to understand the past and ...
Print flyer - Loch Ness Productions
... physical principles that allow humans to venture safely into these otherworldly landscapes. Audiences will experience the dive of Trieste to the Challenger Deep, the lowest point of the Mariana Trench in the South Pacific. This region is regarded as one of
the most challenging for divers on Earth.
Amanda Bourne_NGED Pilot Site Selection
... • Category 1 CBA = irreplaceable
• Category 2 = important biodiversity
• Also essential for ecosystem processes
and services that support human
• Ecological Support Areas = not essential
for biodiversity targets, but important for
ecosystem function and ES
... Has hills, valleys,
canyons and other
This is very wide off of
A Case for the Deep Ocean - Ocean and Climate Platform
... Figure from Levin and Le Bris 2015. Winners and losers from exposure to interacting climate stressors. (A) King crabs invading Palmer Deep in Antarctica enabled by warming (9). (B) Cold seep fauna may expand as warming promotes methane
release from the seafloor (12), such as occurs at sites recently ...
2015 Ocean Science Conference Registration Form Name Gender
... Carbon and Carbonate System Chemistry are all included
□ Continental Shelf, Geo-environmental and Global Changes: This Agenda covers
Plate Tectonics, Tectonophysics, Seismotectonics, Sedimentology, Stratigraphy,
Coastal Geology, Geologic Hazard, Transform Mechanism of Organic Sediment,
Oceans 11 Ocean Floor Model
... volcanic islands that are
located at a tectonic plate
A subsea chasm
extending along the crest
of a mid-ocean ridge,
locus of the magma
A submarine mountain
What are the anthropogenic causes of climate change?
... blame the warming of the planet
on human activity are alarmists
They believe environmentalists use
catastrophic climate change to
place nature over the needs of
people and force the switch from
fossil fuels to alternative energy
sources, and tends toward "biggovernment intervention."
... • Trenches are deep pits in the ocean where the
converging plate is subducted
– Recall the cold ocean crust is sinking into the
upper mantle of the continental plate
– V-shaped due to spherical shape of Earth
Geology of the Ocean Floor and Hydrothermal Vent / Deep Sea
... 12. Describe the processes that account for the drifting of continents away from one another
or toward one another.
13. Describe nine lines of evidence that support the theory of seafloor spreading and
14. Describe in detail the theory of seafloor spreading.
15. Describe the three ...
Keith_Brander Iimpacts of climate change
... whose effects on marine biota can now be detected. The rising level of CO2 and
consequent acidification of the oceans is having an impact on metabolism and
calcification in many organisms, with damage to vulnerable ecosystems, such as coral
reefs, already occurring. The pH of the oceans is already l ...
`Our Blue Planet` Study Day
... resources when obtaining food from the sea. As human populations increase, and fishing
methods become more intensive, sustainability has become increasingly important. Inshore
fisheries and their impact on the marine environment have come onto focus in recent years
with the government’s push for an ...
SUMMARY OF FINDINGS STRIVE REPORT NO. 87
... including human impacts on biodiversity-ecosystem functioning relationships and in
Ireland there is a basic lack of baseline marine biodiversity data.
Application of ecosystem-based approaches to the management of marine resources
requires that we know the functional roles of species and understand ...
Forest-climate interactions in an era of global change
... “Forest-climate interactions in an era of global change”
Forests play important roles in climate regulation. Global change
pressures—including climate change, deforestation, pollution, hunting,
and the spread of invasive species—are affecting forests worldwide.
Such changes threaten biodiversity and ...
Hotspot Ecosystem Research and Man's Impact On European Seas
Hotspot Ecosystem Research and Man's Impact On European Seas, or HERMIONE, is an international multidisciplinary project, started in April 2009, that studies deep-sea ecosystems. HERMIONE scientists study the distribution of hotspot ecosystems, how they function and how they interconnect, partially in the context of how these ecosystems are being affected by climate change and impacted by humans through fishing, resource extraction, seabed installations and pollution. Major aims of the project are to understand how humans are affecting the deep-sea environment and to provide policy makers with accurate scientific information, enabling effective management strategies to protect deep sea ecosystems.The HERMIONE project is funded by the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme, and is the successor to the HERMES project, which concluded in March 2009.