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 


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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

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

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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.

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  

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

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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

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