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

Exploring Benthic Biodiversity Patterns and Hotspots on European Margin Slopes
By Roberto Danovaro, Miquel Canals, Cristina Gambi , Serge Heussner, Nikolaos Lampadariou, and Ann Vanreusel

Cascades in Mediterranean Submarine Grand Canyons
By Miquel Canals , Roberto Danovaro, Serge Heussner, Vasilios Lykousis, Pere Puig, Fabio Trincardi , Antoni M. Calafat , Xavier Durrieu de Madron, Albert Palanques , and Anna Sànchez-Vidal

Spotlight on Technology: Development of an Autonomous Aquarium System for Maintaining Deep Corals
By Alejandro Olariaga, Andrea Gori , Covadonga Orejas , and Josep-Maria Gili

Europe's Grand Canyon: Nazaré Submarine Canyon
By Paul Tyler , Teresa Amaro , Raquel Arzola, Marina R. Cunha , Henko de Stigter, Andrew Gooday , Veerle Huvenne , Jeroen Ingels, Kostas Kiriakoulakis, Galderic Lastras , Douglas Masson, Anabela Oliveira , Abigail Pattenden, Ann Vanreusel , Tjeerd Van Weering , Joao Vitorino, Ursula Witte, and George Wolff

The White Coral Community in the Central Mediterranean Sea Revealed by ROV Surveys
By André Freiwald , Lydia Beuck , Andres Rüggeberg, Marco Taviani , Dierk Hebbeln, and R/V Meteor Cruise M70-1 Participants

Spotlight on Technology: Bleeper Evo—An Easy-to-Handle ROV for Benthic Study
By Andrea Gori , Alejandro Olariaga, Covadonga Orejas , Sergio Rossi , Sergi Quesada , Alfred Valentin, Isaac Bosch, Jordi Teixidór, and Josep-Maria Gili

Cold-Water Corals on the Tisler Reef: Preliminary Observations on the Dynamic Reef Environment
By Marc Lavaleye , Gerard Duineveld, Tomas Lundälv , Martin White , Damien Guihen, Kostas Kiriakoulakis, and George A. Wolff

Spotlight on Technology: P-Cable High-Resolution Seismic
By Sverre Planke, Frode Norman, Christian Berndt , Jürgen Mienert, and Doug Masson

Bioeconomic Modeling and the Management of Cold-Water Coral Resources
By Claire W. Armstrong, Anthony J. Grehan , Viktoria Kahui , Eirik Mikkelsen, Siv Reithe, and Sybille van den Hove

Structure and Drivers of Cold Seep Ecosystems
By Jean-Paul Foucher , Graham K. Westbrook, Antje Boetius , Silvia Ceramicola , Stéphanie Dupré , Jean Mascle , Jürgen Mienert, Olaf Pfannkuche , Catherine Pierre, and Daniel Praeg

Biodiversity of Cold Seep Ecosystems Along the European Margins
By Ann Vanreusel , Ann C. Andersen, Antje Boetius , Marina R. Cunha, Carole Decker, Ana Hilario, Konstantinos A. Kormas, Loïs Maignien , Karine Olu, Maria Pachiadaki , Benedicte Ritt, Clara Rodrigues , Jozée Sarrazin, Paul Tyler , Saskia Van Gaever, and Heleen Vanneste

HERMES-GIS: A Tool Connecting Scientists and Policymakers
By Ben De Mol , Neus Querol , Andrew J. Davies , Angela Schäfer, Federica Foglini , Genoveva Gonzales-Mirelis , Kathrin Kopke , Declan Dunne , Ingo Schewe , Fabio Trincardi , and Miquel Canals

HERMES: Promoting Ecosystem-Based Management and the Sustainable Use and Governance of Deep-Water Resources
By Anthony J. Grehan , Sybille van den Hove, Claire W. Armstrong , Ronan Long, Thomas van Rensburg, Vikki Gunn, Eirik Mikkelsen, Ben De Mol , and Stefan Hain

The Future of Integrated Deep-Sea Research in Europe: The HERMIONE Project
By Philip P.E. Weaver , Antje Boetius , Roberto Danovaro, André Freiwald , Vikki Gunn , Serge Heussner, Telmo Morato, Ingo Schewe , and Sybille van den Hove


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
By Barry Ruddick, Haibin Song , Chongzhi Dong, and Luis Pinheiro

Thermal Footprints of Whales
By James Churnside , Lev Ostrovsky, and Tim Veenstra

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.