JETZON focuses on the ocean region spanning 200m to 1000m depth. This contains the largest and least exploited fish stocks of the world’s oceans.
The Twilight Zone also plays a major role in global biogeochemical cycles and the sequestration of carbon dioxide. However, it is poorly understood. This ignorance is dangerous. The Twilight Zone is under multiple stresses, including fishing, deep-sea mining, climate change and proposed CO2 mitigation methods. With the majority of the Twilight Zone outside national boundaries, its size and inaccessibility means that its study is only possible through coordinated international action. This is the aim of JETZON.
Start Date: 01/01/2021
End Date: 31/12/2030
This Programme hosts the following Ocean Decade Projects:
Mesopelagic Ecosystem and Biopump Dynamics and Connectivity in the Pacific (MEBIDyC-P)
Ocean Twilight Zone Project
Enhancing capacity development in the TAC Region
Polar Ecosystems, Global Impacts (BIOPOLE)
Twilight Zone of West Pacific Ecosystem Research
Lead Contact: Adrian Martin (email@example.com)