Digital DEPTH focuses on 4 types of deep-sea habitats: seamounts, mid-ocean ridges, continental slopes and abyssal plains, which are vulnerable to human activities and global changes, and aims at improving our ability to observe, simulate, and map these deep-sea typical habitats, thereby promoting a balance between deep-sea conservation and sustainable development.
Digital DEPTH will:
- use advanced technology to carry out deep-sea research, build intelligent observation systems, and promote the sharing of data and samples;
- develop mapping and numerical simulation techniques to reveal multi-scale cross-habitat connectivity and information transfer processes;
- build an “observation-simulation-prediction” digital platform to provide “digital deep-sea habitats atlas” as public products and to update deep-sea area-based management tools;
- exchange knowledge and experience in deep-sea science and management with young generation, especially those from SIDS, LDCs, and LLDCs.
Start Date: 01/07/2023
End Date: 31/12/2030
Lead Contact: Jiabiao Li (firstname.lastname@example.org)