Bathymetry, and seafloor habitats within Ascension Island’s nearshore waters


St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
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Ref: DPLUS142

Status: Current

Round:
9
Funding Scheme:
Darwin Plus
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
Ascension Island Conservation and Fisheries Department
Start Date:
30-09-21
End Date:
31-03-23
Funding:
£262,948.00
Website:
Regions:
UKOT
Countries:
St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Project Summary:
The nearshore habitats of the Ascension Island Marine Protected Area (AI-MPA) comprise high biodiversity and are most at risk from anthropogenic development and climate change. This project will determine the character, distribution, and extent of these key habitats through an integrated programme of hydrographic and ground-truthing surveys. Resulting seafloor habitat maps will provide urgently needed tools to better monitor and protect marine ecosystems, and underpin the evidence-based management of the AI-MPA.


Documents:
Title: DPLUS142 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2021-06-21 00:00:00