Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 22 | Number 1 | March 2009

Special Issue: HERMES: Hotspot Ecosystem Research on the Margins of European Seas

On the Cover: Andrea Ulrich and Serafin Pazdera, students in scientific visualization at Zurich University of the Arts produced the artwork featured on this issue’s cover. The artwork depicts life at a deep-sea coral reef, created over the duration of two ten-day teaching projects where students worked with HERMES imagery to develop ideas and concepts for the visualization of current scientific knowledge. Their research into images, experiments, and modeling paralleled the scientific research process, inspired by chaotic and random systems, employing speculation, intuition, interpretation, and hypotheses to produce a reconstruction of reality.
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Volume 22 Issue 01

Introduction to the Special Issue: HERMES—Hotspot Ecosystem Research on the Margins of European Seas
Weaver, P.P.E., and V. Gunn. 2009. Introduction to the special issue: HERMES—Hotspot Ecosystem Research on the Margins of European Seas. Oceanography 22(1):12–15, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.01.

Exploring Benthic Biodiversity Patterns and Hotspots on European Margin Slopes
Danovaro, R., M. Canals, C. Gambi, S. Heussner, N. Lampadariou, and A. Vanreusel. 2009. Exploring benthic biodiversity patterns and hotspots on European margin slopes. Oceanography 22(1):16–25, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.02.

Cascades in Mediterranean Submarine Grand Canyons
Canals, M., R. Danovaro, S. Heussner, V. Lykousis, P. Puig, F. Trincardi, A.M. Calafat, X. Durrieu de Madron, A. Palanques, and A. Sànchez-Vidal. 2009. Cascades in Mediterranean submarine grand canyons. Oceanography 22(1):26–43, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.03.

Spotlight on Technology: Development of an Autonomous Aquarium System for Maintaining Deep Corals
Olariaga, A., A. Gori, C. Orejas, and J.-M. Gili. 2009. Spotlight on technology: Development of an autonomous aquarium system for maintaining deep corals. Oceanography 22(1):44–45, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.04.

Europe's Grand Canyon: Nazaré Submarine Canyon
Tyler, P., T. Amaro, R. Arzola, M.R. Cunha, H. de Stigter, A. Gooday, V. Huvenne, J. Ingels, K. Kiriakoulakis, G. Lastras, D. Masson, A. Oliveira, A. Pattenden, A. Vanreusel, T. Van Weering, J. Vitorino, U. Witte, and G. Wolff. 2009. Europe’s grand canyon: Nazaré submarine canyon. Oceanography 22(1):46–57, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.05.

The White Coral Community in the Central Mediterranean Sea Revealed by ROV Surveys
Freiwald, A., L. Beuck, A. Rüggeberg, M. Taviani, D. Hebbeln, and R/V Meteor Cruise M70-1 Participants. 2009. The white coral community in the central Mediterranean Sea revealed by ROV surveys. Oceanography 22(1):58–74, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.06.

Spotlight on Technology: Bleeper Evo—An Easy-to-Handle ROV for Benthic Study
Gori, A., A. Olariaga, C. Orejas, S. Rossi, S. Quesada, A. Valentin, I. Bosch, J. Teixidór, and J.-M. Gili. 2009. Spotlight on technology: Bleeper Evo—An easy-to-handle ROV for benthic study. Oceanography 22(1):75, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.07.

Cold-Water Corals on the Tisler Reef: Preliminary Observations on the Dynamic Reef Environment
Lavaleye, M., G. Duineveld, T. Lundälv, M. White, D. Guihen, K. Kiriakoulakis, and G.A. Wolff. 2009. Cold-water corals on the Tisler reef: Preliminary observations on the dynamic reef environment. Oceanography 22(1):76–84, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.08.

Spotlight on Technology: P-Cable High-Resolution Seismic
Planke, S., F. Norman Eriksen, C. Berndt, J. Mienert, and D. Masson. 2009. Spotlight on technology: P-Cable high-resolution seismic. Oceanography 22(1):85, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.09.

Bioeconomic Modeling and the Management of Cold-Water Coral Resources
Armstrong, C.W., A.J. Grehan, V. Kahui, E. Mikkelsen, S. Reithe, and S. van den Hove. 2009. Bioeconomic modeling and the management of cold-water coral resources. Oceanography 22(1):86–91, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.10.

Structure and Drivers of Cold Seep Ecosystems
Foucher, J.-P., G.K. Westbrook, A. Boetius, S. Ceramicola, S. Dupré, J. Mascle, J. Mienert, O. Pfannkuche, C. Pierre, and D. Praeg. 2009. Structure and drivers of cold seep ecosystems. Oceanography 22(1):92–109, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.11.

Biodiversity of Cold Seep Ecosystems Along the European Margins
Vanreusel, A., A.C. Andersen, A. Boetius, D. Connelly, M.R. Cunha, C. Decker, A. Hilario, K.A. Kormas, L. Maignien, K. Olu, M. Pachiadaki, B. Ritt, C. Rodrigues, J. Sarrazin, P. Tyler, S. Van Gaever, and H. Vanneste. 2009. Biodiversity of cold seep ecosystems along the European margins. Oceanography 22(1):110–127, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.12.

Modeling Food Web Interactions in Benthic Deep-Sea Ecosystems: A Practical Guide
Soetaert, K., and D. van Oevelen. 2009. Modeling food web interactions in benthic deep-sea ecosystems: A practical guide. Oceanography 22(1):128–143, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.13.

HERMES-GIS: A Tool Connecting Scientists and Policymakers
De Mol, B., N. Querol, A.J. Davies, A. Schäfer, F. Foglini, G. Gonzales-Mirelis, K. Kopke, D. Dunne, I. Schewe, F. Trincardi, and M. Canals. 2009. HERMES-GIS: A tool connecting scientists and policymakers. Oceanography 22(1):144–153, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.14.

HERMES: Promoting Ecosystem-Based Management and the Sustainable Use and Governance of Deep-Water Resources
Grehan, A.J., S. van den Hove, C.W. Armstrong, R. Long, T. van Rensburg, V. Gunn, E. Mikkelsen, B. De Mol, and S. Hain. 2009. HERMES: Promoting ecosystem-based management and the sustainable use and governance of deep-water resources. Oceanography 22(1):154–165, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.15.

The Next Generation: Providing Inspiration and Training for Future Marine Scientists
Gunn, V., and L. Thomsen. 2009. The next generation: Providing inspiration and training for future marine scientists. Oceanography 22(1):166–176, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.16.

Spotlight on Technology: In Situ Technologies for Studying Deep-Sea Hotspot Ecosystems
Boetius, A., and F. Wenzhöfer. 2009. Spotlight on technology: In situ technologies for studying deep-sea hotspot ecosystems. Oceanography 22(1):177, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.17.

The Future of Integrated Deep-Sea Research in Europe: The HERMIONE Project
Weaver, P.P.E., A. Boetius, R. Danovaro, A. Freiwald, V. Gunn, S. Heussner, T. Morato, I. Schewe, and S. van den Hove. 2009. The future of integrated deep-sea research in Europe: The HERMIONE project. Oceanography 22(1):178–191, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.18.


Advances in Conservation Oceanography: New Tagging and Tracking Technologies and Their Potential for Transforming the Science Underlying Fisheries Management
Greene, C.H., B.A. Block, D. Welch, G. Jackson, G.L. Lawson, and E.L. Rechisky. 2009. Advances in conservation oceanography: New tagging and tracking technologies and their potential for transforming the science underlying fisheries management. Oceanography 22(1):210–223, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.21.


Water Column Seismic Images as Maps of Temperature Gradient
Ruddick, B., H. Song, C. Dong, and L. Pinheiro. 2009. Water column seismic images as maps of temperature gradient. Oceanography 22(1):192–205, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.19.

Thermal Footprints of Whales
Churnside, J., L. Ostrovsky, and T. Veenstra. 2009. Thermal footprints of whales. Oceanography 22(1):206–209, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.20.


QUARTERDECK • Our Tent is Getting Fuller, But It's Not Crowded Yet
Kappel, E.S. 2009. Quarterdeck: Our tent is getting fuller, but it’s not crowded yet. Oceanography 22(1):5, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.22.

FROM THE PRESIDENT • Ocean Science and Its Role in the Knowledge Economy
Thoroughgood, C. 2009. Ocean science and its role in the knowledge economy. Oceanography 22(1):7, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.23.

MEETING REPORT • A Successful First Pattullo Conference
Lozier, M.S. 2009.Conference report: A successful first Pattullo Conference. Oceanography 22(1):224–225, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.25.

MEETING REPORT • The Pattullo Conference: Building Community Through Mentoring
Martini, K.I., E. Frajka-Williams, and C. Mouw. 2009. Conference report: The Pattullo Conference—Building community through mentoring. Oceanography 22(1):226–227, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.26.

HANDS-ON OCEANOGRAPHY • Mix it Up, Mix it Down: Intriguing Implications of Ocean Layering
Franks, P.J.S., and S.E.R. Franks. 2009. Hands-on oceanography: Mix it up, mix it down—Intriguing implications of ocean layering. Oceanography 22(1):228–233, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.27.

THE OCEANOGRAPHY CLASSROOM • Teaching Strategies that Hook Classroom Learners
Feller, R.J., and C.R. Lotter. 2009. The oceanography classroom: Teaching strategies that hook classroom learners. Oceanography 22(1):234–237, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.28.

BOOK REVIEW • Essentials of Oceanography (Fifth Edition)
Haine, T.W.N. 2009. Review of Essentials of Oceanography (Fifth Edition), by T. Garrison. Oceanography 22(1):238–239, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.29.

BOOK REVIEW • Tides of History: Ocean Science and Her Majesty's Navy
Rozwadowski, H. 2009. Review of Tides of History: Ocean Science and Her Majesty’s Navy, by M.S. Reidy. Oceanography 22(1):240–241, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.30.

BOOK REVIEW • The Dynamics of Coastal Models
Y.-H. Tseng. 2009. Review of The Dynamics of Coastal Models, by C.J. Hearn. Oceanography 22(1):241–243, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.31.

BOOK REVIEW • Chasing Science At Sea: Racing Hurricanes, Stalking Sharks, and Living Undersea with Ocean Experts
Alldredge, A. 2009. Review of Chasing Science At Sea: Racing Hurricanes, Stalking Sharks, and Living Undersea with Ocean Experts, by E. Prager. Oceanography 22(1):243–244, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.32.

Special Issue Guest Editors

Philip P.E. Weaver, National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton
Vikki Gunn, National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton


The HERMES Consortium gratefully acknowledges the European Commission for providing funding and support for the HERMES project (EC contract no. GOCE-CT-2005-511234) under the priority "Sustainable Development, Global Change and Ecosystems" of the EC'S Framework Six Programme.