British scientists are leading a mission to reveal the secrets of the deep Atlantic Ocean.
Launching this week, the Atlas project - involving 24 research institutions around Europe and North America - will spend four years studying the deep sea, exploring unknown ecosystems and measuring the changing ocean currents that impact on our climate.
The project will explore some of the remarkably diverse ecosystems shown here - gathering samples and filming creatures at ocean depths of many kilometres.
The DSCC was founded in 2004, to address the issue of bottom trawling on
the high seas in the absence of an effective governance regime. The
coalition is made up of over 70 non-governmental organisations (NGOs),
fishers organisations and law and policy institutes, all committed to
protecting the deep sea.
Deep Sea Links
A list of interesting deep sea related sites and links from the around the web.