CoML projects

Arctic Ocean Diversity

An international collaborative effort to inventory biodiversity in the Arctic sea ice, water column and sea floor from the shallow shelves to the deep basins using a three-step approach: compilation of existing data, taxonomic identification of existing samples, and new collections focusing on taxonomic and regional gaps.

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Census of the Diversity of Abyssal Marine Life

CeDAMar - A deep-sea project documenting species diversity of abyssal plains to increase understanding of the historical causes and ecological factors regulation biodiversity and global change.

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Biogeography of Deep-Water Chemosynthetic Ecosystems

A global study of the biogeography of deep-water chemosynthetic ecosystems and the processes that drive them.

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Continental Margins

An integrated effort to document and explain biodiversity patterns on gradient-dominated continental margins, including the potential interactions among their variety of habitats and ecosystems.

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International Census of Marine Microbes

Building a cyberinfrastructure to index and organize what is known about microbes, the world's smallest organisms, which account for 90 percent of biomass in oceans.

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Mid-ocean Ridges

Patterns and Processes of the ecosystems of the Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

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Natural Geography in Shore Areas

An international collaborative effort to inventory and monitor biodiversity in the narrow inshore zone of the world's oceans at depths of less than 20 metres.

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History of Marine Animal Population

An interdisciplinary research program using historical and environmental archives to analyze marine population data before and after human impacts on the ocean became significant.

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Census of Marine Life on Seamounts

A globabl study of seamount ecosystems, to determine their role in the biogeography, biodiversity, productivity, and evolution of marine organisms, and to evaluate the effects of human exploitation.

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Census of Marine Zooplankton

The Census of Marine Zooplankton (CMarZ) is a global, taxonomically comprehensive biodiversity assessment of animal plankton, including ~6,800 described species in fifteen phyla.

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