HERMES Hotspot Ecosystem Research on the Margins of European Sea

Project info
Description: 

Funded by the European Commission, HERMES brought together expertise in biodiversity, geology, sedimentology, physical oceanography, microbiology and biogeochemistry so to better understand the relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning.

HERMES study sites extend from the Arctic to the Black Sea and include biodiversity hotspots such as cold seeps, cold-water coral mounds and reefs, canyons and anoxic environments, and communities found on open slopes. These important systems were chosen as a focus for research due to their possible biological fragility, unique genetic resources, global relevance to carbon cycling and susceptibility to global change and human impact.

Coordinating Institute: 
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK
Time Frame
Begin of project (Year): 
2005
End of project (Year): 
2009
Financing
Funding Source: 
EU FP6
Budget for IMBBC (€): 
-
Involved persons from IMBBC
NameRoleResponsibilities
Role: 
Participation
Responsibilities: 
chemical and microbiological analysis for the Eastern Mediterranean deep-sea basins, open slopes and canyons
Name: 
Eleni Dafnomili
Role: 
Participation
Responsibilities: 
chemical analysis
Role: 
Participation
Responsibilities: 
chemical analysis

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