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


Ref: EIDCF013
Type: Challenge Fund
Project Leader: David Barnes
Lead Institution: BAS - British Antarctic Survey
Host Country Institutions:
Start Date: 2012-07-01
End Date: 2013-06-30
Funding: £25,000.00
Website:
Status: Completed
Regions: UKOT
Countries: St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Purpose: 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.
Outputs:

Related Projects: Mapping benthic biodiversity of the South Georgia continental shelf and slope

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

Title: EIDCF013 FR - Edited
Download: Final Report [pdf]