Project Deliverables

Work Package 1

Deliverable 1.1. Lagrangian connectivity of North Atlantic ecosystems 

Work Package 2

Deliverable 2.1. Compilation of existing physiological data on CWC response to different conditions of food supply and oceanographic change scenarios 

Work Package 3


Work Package 4

Deliverable 4.1. Reproductive tissue collections for ATLAS 

Deliverable 4.2. Connectivity tissue collections for ATLAS 

Work Package 5

Deliverable 5.1 Inventory of Ecosystem Services in Case Study Areas 

Deliverable 5.2 Expert assessment of risks to ecosystem services from diverse human drivers in the Atlantic deep sea 

Work Package 6

Deliverable 6.1. Marine Spatial Planning goals and operational objectives 

Work Package 7 

Deliverable 7.1. Policy Stakeholder Engagement report 

Deliverable 7.2. Report on priorities for an expert assessment of North Atlantic MPAs, EBSAs, and VMEs in ABNJ 

Work Package 8

Deliverable 8.1. Data Management Plan 

Work Package 9

Deliverable 9.1. Dissemination and Exploitation Plan (DEP) 

Deliverable 9.2. Dissemination Portfolio 

Work Package 10

Deliverable 10.1. Project Management Handbook Version 2 

Deliverable 10.2. Ethical Methods Statement 

Deliverable 10.3. Environmental and Animal Ethical Report No.1 

Deliverable 10.4. 2nd Environmental and Animal Ethical Report 


ATLAS response to the Environmental Audit Committee of the UK Government's Consultation on Sustainable Seas Lead author Rachel Boschen-Rose, with contributions received from Alan Fox, David Johnson, Georgios Kazanidis, Murray Roberts, Peter Spooner, David Thornalley and Phillip Weaver.

ATLAS Submission to the International Seabed Authority regarding draft regulations for exploitation Lead author Rachel Boschen-Rose, with contributions received from David Johnson, Sophie Arnaud-Haond, Dick van Oevelen, Anthony Grehan, Murray Roberts & Alex Rogers.

Armstrong C W et al. (2017) Use and Non-Use Values in an Applied Bioeconomic Model of Fisheries and Habitat Connections. Marine Resource Economics 

Ashford O S et al. (2018) Phylogenetic and functional evidence suggests that deep-ocean ecosystems are highly sensitive to environmental change and direct human disturbance. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B Biological Sciences,       

Carreiro-Silva M et al. (2017) Zoantharians (Hexacorallia: Zoantharia) Associated with Cold-Water Corals in the Azores Region: New Species and Associations in the Deep Sea. Frontiers in Marine Science

Cormier R et al. (2016) Moving from ecosystem-based policy objectives to operational implementation of ecosystem-based management measures. ICES Journal of Marine Science

Crocket K C et al. (2018) Rare Earth Element distribution in the NE Atlantic: Evidence for benthic sources, longevity of the seawater signal, and biogeochemical cycling. Frontiers in Marine Science

De Clippele L H et al. (2016) Using novel acoustic and visual mapping tools to predict the small-scale spatial distribution of live biogenic reef framework in cold-water coral habitats. Coral Reefs    

De Clippele L H et al. (2017) The effect of local hydrodynamics on the spatial extent and morphology of cold-water coral habitats at Tisler Reef, Norway. Coral Reefs

Diz D et al. (2017) Mainstreaming marine biodiversity into the SDGs: The role of other effective area-based conservation measures (SDG 14.5). Marine Policy

Farrell E D et al. (2016) Next Gen Pop Gen: implementing a high-throughput approach to population genetics in boarfish (Capros aper). Royal Society Open Science  

Ferreira M A et al. (2018) Developing a performance evaluation mechanism for Portuguese marine spatial planning using a participatory approach. Journal of Cleaner Production, 180: 913-923.

Fox A D et al. (2016) Sensitivity of marine protected area network connectivity to atmospheric variability. Royal Society Open Science

Gallagher J et al. (2018) Mitochondrial D-loop DNA analyses of Norway Lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) reveals genetic isolation between Atlantic and East Mediterranean populations. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 1-8

Gargan L M et al. (2017) Development of a sensitive detection method to survey pelagic biodiversity using eDNA and quantitative PCR: a case study of devil ray at seamounts.  Marine Biology 164:112

Gress E et al. (2017) Lionfish (Pterois spp.) invade the upper-bathyal zone in the western Atlantic. PeerJ 5:e3683  

Hátún H et al. (2017) The subpolar North Atlantic is losing its silicate Nature Scientific Reports 7

Henry L-A et al. (2018) Ocean sprawl facilitates dispersal and connectivity of protected species Nature Scientific Reports 8

Houpert L et al. (2018) Structure and transport of the North Atlantic Current in the eastern subpolar gyre from sustained glider observations. Journal of Geophysical Research         

Johnson D et al.  (2018) Climate change is likely to severely limit the effectiveness of deep-sea ABMTs in the North Atlantic. Marine Policy 87: 111-122

Kazanidis G et al. (2018) Unravelling the versatile feeding and metabolic strategies of the cold-water ecosystem engineer Spongosorites coralliophaga (Stephens, 1915). Deep-Sea Research Part I

Long R and Chaves M R  (2015) Anatomy of a new international instrument for marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction: First impressions of the preparatory process. Environmental Liability - Law, Policy and Practice 6  

Murray F et al. (2018) Data challenges and opportunities for environmental management of North Sea oil and gas decommissioning in an era of blue growth. Marine Policy

Niner H J et al. (2018) Deep-sea mining with no net loss of biodiversity - an impossible aim. Frontiers in Marine Science vol. 5 article 53

Orejas C and Jiménez C (2017) Book chapter: The Builders of the Oceans – Part I: Coral Architecture from the Tropics to the Poles, from the Shadow to the Deep. In book: Marine Animal Forests, Edition: 2017, Chapter: 10, Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Editors: Sergio Rossi, Lorenzo Bramanti, Andrea Gori, Covadonga Orejas,pp. 627-655

Palomino D et al. (2016) Evidencias de expulsión de fluidos en el complejo Hespérides en el talud medio del Golfo de Cádiz. Geotemas 16:327-330

Ramalho L et al. (2018) Three species of Reteporella (Bryozoa: Cheilostomata) in a diapiric and mud volcano field of the Gulf of Cádiz, with the description of Reteporella victori n. sp. Zootaxa 4375(1): 090–104

Rogers A D (2018) Chapter Four - The Biology of Seamounts: 25 Years on. Advances in Marine Biology

Rogers A D (2018) Chapter 23: Threats to Seamount Ecosystems and Their Management. In: Sheppard C (Editor) World Seas: An Environmental Evaluation, Vol III: Ecological Issues and Environmental Impacts.

Rossi S et al. (2017) Chapter: Marine Animal Forests: The ecology of benthic biodiversity hotspots. In book: Past, Present and Future of Mediterranean Cold-Water Corals, Eds C Orejas & C Jiménez, Springer.

Rossi S et al. (2017) Chapter: Animal Forests of the World: An Overview. In book: Marine Animal Forests, Edition: 2017, Chapter: 1, Springer Intl Publishing, Eds: Sergio Rossi, Lorenzo Bramanti, Andrea Gori, Covadonga Orejas, pp.1-26

Rovelli L et al. (2017) Reach-scale river metabolism across contrasting sub-catchment geologies: Effect of light and hydrology. Headwater re-aeration quantified from O2 mass balances at the reach scale

Rueda J et al. (2018) Chapter: Cold-water coral associated fauna in the Mediterranean Sea and adjacent areas. In book: Past, Present and Future of Mediterranean Cold-Water Corals, Eds C Orejas & C Jiménez, Springer

Sampaio I et al. (2016) New name for the soft coral Alcyonium rubrum Stokvis & van Ofwegen, 2006 (Alcyonacea, Alcyoniidae): Alcyonium burmedju nom. n.              ZooKeys 619: 163-165  

Soetaert K et al. (2016) Ecosystem engineering creates a direct nutritional link between 600-m deep cold-water coral mounds and surface productivity. Nature Scientific Reports. 6, 35057.

Sweetman A et al. (2017) Major impacts of climate change on deep-sea benthic ecosystems. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, Vol. 5 (4). 

Taylor M L and Roterman C N (2017) Invertebrate population genetics across Earth's largest habitat: The deep-sea floor. Molecular Ecology. 26:4872–4896.

Thornalley D J R et al. (2018) Anomalously weak Labrador Sea convection and Atlantic overturning during the past 150 years. Nature 556, 227-230    

Vad J et al. (2018) Chapter 2: Potential impacts of offshore oil and gas activities on deep-sea sponges and the habitats they form. Advances in Marine Biology 79: 33-60

Vad J et al. (2017) Assessing the living and dead proportions of cold-water coral colonies: implications for deep-water Marine Protected Area monitoring in a changing ocean. PeerJ 5:e3705

van den Beld I M J et al. (2017) Cold-Water Coral Habitats in Submarine Canyons of the Bay of Biscay. Frontiers in Marine Science 4:117

van Dover C L et al. (2018) Scientific rationale and international obligations for protection of active hydrothermal vent ecosystems from deep-sea mining. Marine Policy. 90: 20 – 28

van Oevelen et al. (2018) Niche overlap between a cold-water coral and an associated sponge for isotopically-enriched particulate food sources. Plos One

Wright G et al. (2018) Marine Spatial Planning in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction. IDDRI briefing