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Hotspot Ecosystem Research and Man's Impact On European Seas
www.eu-hermione.net/

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Acronym: HERMIONE
Period: April 2009 till 2012
Status: Completed

Institutes (33)  Top | Publications | Datasets 
  • Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER), more
  • Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), more
  • Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel; Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (IFM-GEOMAR), more
  • Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar- and Marine Research (AWI), more
  • National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway), more
  • Universiteit Gent (UGent), more
  • University of Salento; National Interuniversity Consortium For Marine Sciences (CoNISMa), more
  • The National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), more
  • Cardiff University, more
  • Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences; Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), more
  • University of Liverpool, more
  • University of Aveiro (UA), more
  • Russian Academy of Sciences; P. P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology (SIO RAS), more
  • University of the Azores (UAC), more
  • University College Cork (UCC), more
  • Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee (NIOZ), more
  • Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), more
  • Italian National Research Council; Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMAR), more
  • University of Tromso, more
  • Institute for Paleontology; Erlangen University, more
  • Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), more
  • Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (MPIMM), more
  • Instituto Hidrografico (IHPT), more
  • University of Bremen; Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM), more
  • Institute of Marine Research (IMR), more
  • University of Southampton (SOTON), more
  • University of Aberdeen, more
  • Scottish Marine Institute; Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), more
  • Pierre & Marie Curie University (UPMC), more
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), more
  • Median, more
  • University of Thessaly (TUC), more
  • University of Gothenburg, more

Abstract:
The HERMIONE (Hotspot Ecosystem Research and Man's Impact on European Seas) project is a Collaborative Project funded under the European Commission's Framework 7 programme. HERMIONE is the successor to the highly successful HERMES project, which finished in March 2009. It is designed to make a major advance in our knowledge of the functioning of deep-sea ecosystems and their contribution to the production of goods and services. This will be achieved through a highly interdisciplinary approach (including biologists, ecologists, microbiologists, biogeochemists, sedimentologists, physical oceanographers, modelers and socio-economists) that will integrate biodiversity, specific adaptions and biological capacity in the context of a wide range of highly vulnerable deep-sea habitats. Gaining this understanding is crucial, because these ecosystems are now being affected by climate change and impacted by man through fishing, resource extraction, seabed installations and pollution. To design and implement effective governance strategies and management plans we must understand the extent, natural dynamics and interconnection of ocean ecosystems and integrate socio-economic research with natural science.

HERMIONE study sites include the Arctic, North Atlantic and Mediterranean and cover a range of ecosystems including cold-water corals, canyons, cold and hot seeps, seamounts and open slopes and deep basins. The project will make strong connections between deep-sea science and user needs. HERMIONE will enhance the education and public perception of the deep-ocean issues through some of the major European aquaria. A major aim of the project is to create a platform for discussion between a range of stakeholders, and contribute to EU environmental policies.

HERMIONE started work on 1 April 2009 and will continue for the next 3 years. Our consortium comprises 38 partners across Europe, and includes leading experts in the fields of marine research and environmental socio-economics. To find out more about HERMIONE and our research, please use the links at the top of this page or take a look at the following article which summarises the project:

Datasets (18)  Top | Institutes | Publications 
  • Bacteria of the Eastern Mediterranean (2006) and the Nordic Margin (2006-2009) collected during different cruises and processed by MPIMM, more
  • Bacteria of the Eastern Mediterranean (2009) & Nordic Margin (2006 - 2010) collected during different cruises and processed by MPIMM, more
  • Bacterial symbionts of macrofauna from the Eastern Mediterranean, the Gulf of Cadiz and the Håkon Mosby Mud Vulcano collected during different cruises between 2003 and 2008 and processed by UPMC and MPIMM, more
  • Chemosynthetic macrofauna of the Gulf of Cadiz collected during various cruises between 2000 and 2008 and processed by Uaveiro, more
  • HERMIONE integrated database on chemosynthetic ecosystems, more
  • Macrofauna of the Eastern Mediterranean collected during the Bionil Cruise 2006 and Medeco Cruise 2007 and processed by IFREMER, more
  • Macrofauna of the Eastern Mediterranean collected during the Medeco Cruise 2007 and processed by IFREMER, more
  • Macrofauna of the Eastern Mediterranean collected during the MSM13 Cruise 2009 and processed by IFREMER, more
  • Macrofauna of the Gulf of Cadiz collected during 3 cruises between 2004 and 2006 and processed by Uaveiro, more
  • Macrofauna of the Nordic Margin collected during the Vicking Cruise 2006 and ARK XXII Cruise 2007 and processed by IFREMER, more
  • Meiofauna of the pockmarks in the Western Mediterranean collected during various cruises in 2005 & 2007 and processed by UNIVPM, more
  • Meiofauna of the Eastern Mediterranean collected during the Medeco 2007 Cruise and processed by Ugent, more
  • Meiofauna of the Eastern Mediterranean collected during the Medeco Cruise 2007 and processed by HCMR, more
  • Meiofauna of the Eastern Mediterranean collected during the MSM13 Cruise 2009 and processed by Ugent, more
  • Meiofauna of the Håkon Mosby Mud Vulcano collected during the Arktis XIX/3b Cruise 2003 and processed by Ugent, more
  • Meiofauna of the mud volcanoes in the Central Mediterranean collected during various cruises in 2005 & 2007 and processed by UNIVPM, more
  • Nematoda of the Nordic Margin collected during the Vicking Cruise 2006 and processed by Ugent, more
  • Nematode and pore-water geochemistry data from the Darwin MV collected during the JC10 Cruise 2007 and processed by Ugent, more

Publications (5)  Top | Institutes | Datasets 
  • Van Rooij, D.; Vanreusel, A.; Henriet, J.-P.; De Mol, L.; De Groote, A.; The Belgica ST0914 shipboard parties (2009). 30 days of deep-water ecosystem exploration: R/V Belgica cruise ST0914 "Genesis". HERMIONE News 1: 7-8, more
  • Van Rooij, D.; De Mol, L.; Ingels, J.; Henriet, J.-P.; Vanreusel, A.; The Belgica ST1017 BiSCOSYSTEMS 2 shipboard parties (2010). Cold-water coral ecosystems and anthropogenic impact in two Biscay canyons. HERMIONE News 4: 1-2, more
  • Pattenden, A.; Baker, M.; Gunn, V.; Seys, J.; Bloksma, N. (2012). Flessenpost. Vertaalde editie uit het Engels. HERMIONE-INDEEP: Oostende. ISBN 978-0-9573052-7-4. [28] pp., more
  • HERMIONE News. National Oceanography Centre: Southampton, more
  • Reveillaud, J. (2010). Phylogenetic analyses of sponges in deep-water coral ecosystems reveal hidden biodiversity and gene-flow patterns. HERMIONE News 4: 5, more

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