Atlantic Coral Ecosystem Study (ACES)

Updated 2002-09-10

Objective 1: To map the structural and genetic variability, the framework-constructing potential, and the longevity of Deep Water Coral (DWC) ecosystems Objective 2: To assess hydrographic and other local physical forcing factors affecting Benthic Boundary Layer (BBL) sediment particle dynamics and POC supply in the vicinity of DWC ecosystems Objective 3: To describe the DWC ecosystem, its dynamics and functioning; investigate coral biology and behaviour and assess coral sensitivity to natural and anthropogenic stressors Objective 4: To assign a sensitivity code, identify the major conservation issues (and increase public awareness), and make recommendations for the sustainable use of the DWC ecosystem

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
2000 - 2003
Data collection
not specified
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Murray Roberts
Address
Scottish Association for Marine Science Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory Oban Argyll PA37 1QA
Phone
01631 559000
Fax
01631 559001
Email
ku.ca.lmd@t-rm

Parameters and Media

Not specified

Geography

Regions studied
Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory
Europe
Other areas
Atlantic

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
No
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