Deep Ocean Observing and Management

Deep Ocean Observing and Management

The deep sea environment in the Northeast Pacific is home to a rich diversity of marine life and plays an important role in global biogeochemical cycles. However, this remote and largely unexplored ecosystem faces a range of threats including ocean acidification and human activities such as deep-sea mining and fishing. To ensure the long-term sustainability of this unique environment, effective management strategies are needed. Observing technologies such as remotely operated vehicles, autonomous underwater vehicles, and oceanographic sensors are providing valuable data on deep-sea ecosystems. These data may be used to inform the development of policy, management plans and the implementation of tools for protection.

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