South Atlantic wilderness: assessment of Tristan da Cunha's seabed biodiversity


St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
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Ref: EIDCF013

Status: Completed

Round:
18
Funding Scheme:
Challenge Fund
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Start Date:
01-07-12
End Date:
30-06-13
Funding:
£25,000.00
Regions:
UKOT
Countries:
St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Project Summary:
The Challenge Fund would support a dedicated member of staff to complete a meta-analysis of current knowledge, database this and analyse it to allow planning of 2 days sampling the most poorly known and potentially important areas and constructing an open-access website as a conservation and research tool. It would bring together Antarctic, subAntarctic and cool temperate experts to plan a seabed research cruise, tailoring it to TC priorities. Finally the award would divert the oceanographic research ship RRS James Clark Ross from its usual path of South Georgia-Falkland Islands-UK in March/April to pass TC and complete a first dedicated benthic survey below SCUBA-diving depths.


Documents:
Title: EIDCF013 App Tristan da Cunha - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2014-12-17 00:00:00

Title: EIDCF013 FR - Edited
Download: Final Report [pdf] 2015-09-17 00:00:00