Azores Deep-sea Research Group and the REDRESS Project (Ocean Decade 2024, Barcelona)

The Azores Deep-sea Research Group launched a short video explaining their contribution to “Delivering the science we need for the ocean we want”.

Recognizing the importance of the 2024 Ocean Decade Conference, taking place in Barcelona from 10 – 12 April 2024, the Azores Deep-sea Research Group (ADSR), at the University of the Azores, launched a short video about advancing the understanding of deep-sea ecosystems in a changing planet to inspire the society and inform policy.

The ADSR group develops UN decade relevant scientific research to “protect and restore deep-sea ecosystems and biodiversity” and to “promote skills, knowledge, and technology for all”. 

“Our work revolves around scientific exploration, filling existing knowledge gaps in deep-sea ecosystem structure, function, species occurrences and abundances, connectivity, and resilience. We also aim to uncover the impacts of human activities and climate change, while informing for a sustainable use of our oceans. 

Recognizing that the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development called for a reduced inequality in ocean research capacity to make the ocean accessible to all, we developed a cost-effective video platform designed to conduct rapid assessments of deep-sea and to democratize and scale-up deep-sea exploration.

Acknowledging also the importance and the effort of everyone involved in this long journey, we offer you in this video a glimpse into our work and introduce you to our team.”

The Azores Deep-Sea Research (ADSR) group works to unveil the mysteries of the deep sea, aiming to improve our understanding on the ecology and threats of the deep sea in the Azores and beyond while inspiring the society and sharing data and insights with policy-makers to make informed decisions on deep-sea management and conservation. (Video by Pepe Brix)

This video will be part of the REDRESS project, which was presented during the Satellite Event @Ocean Decade 2024, by Prof, Roberto Danovaro: “Restoring European seas: sustainable fisheries management and deep-sea ecosystems” co-hosted by ICM-CSIC, MSC and WWF Spain. The learn more about REDRESS, click here.

We hope you enjoy the ride!

If you want to know more about ADSR work, follow on social media and check their website:

Instagram: azores.deepsea

Twitter/X: @AzoresDeepSea

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