“The objectives of the current proposal focus on advancing the current knowledge on video-based habitat mapping, seamount and bathyal benthic community ecology of fish and large invertebrates on the Northeast Atlantic area, providing deliverable information for ocean management. The study areas are important seafloor locations, including Marine Protected Areas, in and out of the EEZ (e.g. Sedlo Seamount, Altair, Anti-Altair and Josephine).
This will provide new insights on deep-sea diversity, landscape ecology and seamount connectivity, addressing the following objectives and research questions:
Though the proposed tasks appear considerably extensive the detail of the analysis will depend on the amount of quality video available, which will be tuned to fit the proposed schedule by the amount of sub-sampling of video data”