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A Multidisciplinary Approach for Generating Globally Consistent Data on Mesophotic, Deep-Pelagic, and Bathyal Biological Communities

Woodall, LC and Andradi-Brown, DA and Brierley, AS and Clark, MR and Connelly, D and Hall, RA and Howell, KL and Huvenne, VAI and Linse, K and Ross, RE and Snelgrove, P and Stefanoudis, PV and Sutton, TT and Taylor, ML and Thornton, TF and Rogers, AD (2018) 'A Multidisciplinary Approach for Generating Globally Consistent Data on Mesophotic, Deep-Pelagic, and Bathyal Biological Communities.' Oceanography, 31 (3). ISSN 1042-8275

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Abstract

Approaches to measuring marine biological parameters remain almost as diverse as the researchers who measure them. However, understanding the patterns of diversity in ocean life over different temporal and geographic scales requires consistent data and information on the potential environmental drivers. As a group of marine scientists from different disciplines, we suggest a formalized, consistent framework of 20 biological, chemical, physical, and socioeconomic parameters that we consider the most important for describing environmental and biological variability. We call our proposed framework the General Ocean Survey and Sampling Iterative Protocol (GOSSIP). We hope that this framework will establish a consistent approach to data collection, enabling further collaboration between marine scientists from different disciplines to advance knowledge of the ocean (deep-sea and mesophotic coral ecosystems).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GC Oceanography
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Life Sciences, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2018 15:13
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2019 10:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/21812

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