• Lacaze-Duthiers canyon study site : a climate-sensitive deep-sea hotspot

    Lacaze-Duthiers canyon study site : a climate-sensitive deep-sea hotspot

    The head of the Lacaze-Duthiers canyon in the southern end of the Gulf of Lion is located only 15 miles from the coast. This incision in the continental shelf ranges Read More
  • Submarine canyons

    Submarine canyons

    Submarine canyons are recognized as ecological hotspots on continental margins, providing a number of services to ecosystems and humans. In the Mediterranean sea, canyons are particularly threaten by cumulated anthropogenic Read More
  • The Deep Ocean and Climate Change

    The Deep Ocean and Climate Change

    The perspective paper 'The deep ocean under climate change' published on November 13th in Science  aims at an explicit recognition of the deep ocean role in climate change mitigation. It Read More
  • Deep-sea hydrothermal vents

    Deep-sea hydrothermal vents

    Hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor sustain a large diversity of ecosystems, in relation to different geological and oceanological contexts. Microbial chemoautotrophy supporting carbon fixation from dissolved CO2 or methane Read More
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