Title Looking for life below the sea ice
Author O'Brien, P.E.; Post, A.; Wadley, V.
Author Affil O'Brien, P.E., Geoscience Australia, Canberra, A.C.T., Australia
Source Aus Geo News, Vol.84, p.34-35, . Publisher: Australian Geological Survey Organisation, Canberra, A.C.T., Australia. ISSN: 1035-9338
Publication Date Dec. 2006
Notes In English. Accessed on March 23, 2007. 2 refs. Ant. Acc. No: 81712. CRREL Acc. No: 61002366
Index Terms animals; ice; international cooperation; ocean environments; ocean bottom; Antarctica; abyssal plains; Amery Ice Shelf; benthic environment; benthic taxa; biodiversity; biota; cartography; Census of Antarctic Marine Life; glacial environment; habitat; International Polar Year 2007-08; inventory; IPY 2007-08 Research Publications; marine environment; ocean floors; research; sampling; sea ice; slope environment; Southern Ocean; subglacial environment
Abstract Geoscience Australia's Marine and Coastal Group is contributing expertise in sea floor mapping to a major international effort to research the biodiversity of Antarctic waters. The Census of Antarctic Marine Life (CAML) is a multinational project to improve our knowledge of Antarctic marine life through a series of coordinated research surveys during the International Polar Year of 2007/2008. Coordinated by the Australian Government Antarctic Division, CAML is sponsored by the Sloan Foundation under its Census of Marine Life project. So far, 13 countries are involved and eight marine surveys are planned. Geoscience Australia is contributing by applying methods developed over the past 10 years for mapping benthic habitats and understanding marine processing to help plan sampling regimes for surveys of benthic biota and demersal fish.
URL http://www.ga.gov.au/ausgeonews/ausgeonews200612/antarctic.jsp
Publication Type journal article
Record ID 274611