EXOCETVD was a three-year project that started in 2004 and that was funded by the European Commission (STREP, FP6-GOCE-CT-2003-505342). The general objective of this project was to develop, implement and test specific technologies aimed at exploring, describing and quantifying biodiversity in deep-sea fragmented habitats as well as at identifying links between community structure and environmental dynamics. The MoMARETO cruise, held during the summer 2006, was the main demonstration action of EXOCET/D. After nearly 3 years of development, the project was a real success with the at sea trial and validation of 13 instrument prototypes developed for the study of deep-sea extreme habitats. These instruments were dedicated to quantitative imaging, in situ measurements, faunal sampling and in vivo experiments. © 2007 IEEE.
|Title of host publication||OCEANS 2007 - Europe|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Event||OCEANS 2007 - Europe - Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom|
Duration: 18 Jun 2007 → 21 Jun 2007
|Conference||OCEANS 2007 - Europe|
|Period||18/06/07 → 21/06/07|