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EXtreme ecosystem studies in the deep OCEan : Technological Developments

Pierre-Marie Sarradin 1, * Jozée Sarrazin 1, * A. G. Allais 2 D. Almeida 3 V. Brandou 4 Antje Boetius 5 E. Buffier 4 E. Coiras 6, 7 Ana Colaço 8 A. Cormack 6 S. Dentrecolas 4 Daniel Desbruyeres 1 P. Dorval 4 H. Du Buf 3 J. Dupont 4 Anne Godfroy 9 M. Gouillou 4 J. Gronemann 10 Gerard Hamel 11 M. Hamon 4 U. Hoge 12 D. Lane 6, 7 C. Le Gall 4 D. Leroux 4 J. Legrand 4 P. Léon 4 J. P. Lévèque 4 M. Masson 10 Karine Olu 1 Antonio Pascoal 13 E. Sauter 12 L. Sanfilippo 14 E. Savino 14 L. Sebastião 13 Ricardo Serrao Santos 8 B. Shilito 2 P. Siméoni 4 A. Schultz 15 J. P. Sudreau 4 P. Taylor 15 R. Vuillemin 4 C. Waldmann 16 F. Wenzhöfer 5 Franck Zal 17 
Abstract : EXOCET/D was a three-year project that started in 2004 and that was funded by the European Commission (STREP, FP6-GOCE-CT-2003-505342). The general objective of this project was to develop, implement and test specific technologies aimed at exploring, describing and quantifying biodiversity in deep-sea fragmented habitats as well as at identifying links between community structure and environmental dynamics. The MoMARETO cruise, held during the summer 2006, was the main demonstration action of EXOCET/D. After nearly 3 years of development, the project was a real success with the at sea trial and validation of 13 instrument prototypes developed for the study of deep-sea extreme habitats. These instruments were dedicated to quantitative imaging, in situ measurements, faunal sampling and in vivo experiments.
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Pierre-Marie Sarradin, Jozée Sarrazin, A. G. Allais, D. Almeida, V. Brandou, et al.. EXtreme ecosystem studies in the deep OCEan : Technological Developments. InterRidge News, 2007, 16, pp.17-21. ⟨10.1109/OCEANSE.2007.4302376⟩. ⟨hal-00620083⟩



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