ATLAS maps the deep blue Atlantic

There are three Irish partners (NUI Dublin, NUI Galway and AquaTT UETP Ltd) in an EU-funded project to is shedding more light on the darkest depths of the North Atlantic maritime region. A better understanding of deep-sea habitats will inform the sustainable management of this vital resource. The ATLAS project Research activities will focus on waters 200-2000 metres deep, where the greatest gaps in our understanding lie and certain animal and plant populations and ecosystems are known to be under pressure.

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