Foresight Workshop on Advances in Ocean Biological Observations: a sustained system for deep-ocean meroplankton

Type Article
Date 2020-05
Language English
Author(s) Cunha Marina1, Génio Luciana1, Pradillon FlorenceORCID2, Clavel Henry Morane3, Beaulieu Stace4, Birch James5, Campuzano Francisco6, Carretón Marta3, de Leo Fabio7, Gula Jonathan8, Laming SvenORCID1, Lindsay Dhugal9, Matos Fábio1, Metaxas Anna10, Meyer-Kaiser Kirstin4, Mills Susan4, Queiroga Henrique1, Rodrigues Clara1, Sarrazin JozeeORCID2, Watanabe Hiromi9, Young Robert11, Young Craig12
Affiliation(s) 1 : CESAM, Departamento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
2 : Ifremer, Brest, France
3 : CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
4 : Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, United States of America
5 : Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, United States of America
6 : MARETEC - Marine, Environment and Technology Centre, LARSyS, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
7 : Ocean Networks Canada, Victoria, Canada
8 : LOPS, University of Brest, Brest, France
9 : JAMSTEC, Yokosuka, Japan
10 : Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
11 : National Oceanographic Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom
12 : University of Oregon, Eugene, United States of America
Source Research Ideas and Outcomes (2367-7163) (Pensoft Publishers), 2020-05 , Vol. 6 , P. e54284. (35p.)
DOI 10.3897/rio.6.e54284
Keyword(s) deep-ocean observations, meroplankton, connectivity, underwater technology

Recent advances in technology have enabled an unprecedented development of underwater research, extending from near shore to the deepest regions of the globe. However, monitoring of biodiversity is not fully implemented in political agendas and biological observations in the deep ocean have been even more limited in space and time.

The Foresight Workshop on Advances in Ocean Biological Observations: a sustained system for deep-ocean meroplankton was convened to to foster advances in the knowledge on deep-ocean invertebrate larval distributions and improve our understanding of fundamental deep-ocean ecological processes such as connectivity and resilience of benthic communities to natural and human-induced disturbance. This Meroplankton Observations Workshop had two specific goals: 1) review the state-of-the-art instrumentation available for meroplankton observations; 2) develop a strategy to implement technological innovations for in-situ meroplankton observation. Presentations and discussions are summarised in this report covering: i) key challenges and priorities for advancing the knowledge of deep-sea larval diversity and distribution: ii) recent developments in technology and future needs for plankton observation, iii) data integration and oceanographic modelling; iv) synergies and added value of a sustained observation system for meroplankton; v) steps for developing a sustained observation system for deep-ocean meroplankton and plans to maximise collaborative opportunities.

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Cunha Marina, Génio Luciana, Pradillon Florence, Clavel Henry Morane, Beaulieu Stace, Birch James, Campuzano Francisco, Carretón Marta, de Leo Fabio, Gula Jonathan, Laming Sven, Lindsay Dhugal, Matos Fábio, Metaxas Anna, Meyer-Kaiser Kirstin, Mills Susan, Queiroga Henrique, Rodrigues Clara, Sarrazin Jozee, Watanabe Hiromi, Young Robert, Young Craig (2020). Foresight Workshop on Advances in Ocean Biological Observations: a sustained system for deep-ocean meroplankton. Research Ideas and Outcomes, 6, e54284. (35p.). Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :