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OBSERVATORY FOR LONG-TERM STUDY AND MONITORING OF AZOREAN SEAMOUNT ECOSYSTEMS

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Here are some links to seamount related resources and other websites of interest. This is NOT an exhaustive list. Please let us know about other links you think could be of interest to visitors to the CONDOR site!

Segue uma lista, NÂO exaustiva, de recursos relacionados com os montes submarinos e outros locais de interesse. Para sugestões de sítios de internet, não hesitem em contactar-nos!

Seamount databases and tools

•    Seamount Biogeosciences Network (SBN)
•    Seamount Catalog (digital archive for bathymetric seamount maps)
•    Online Information System for Seamount Biology (SeamountsOnline)
•    Seamount Ecosystem Evaluation Framework (SEEF)
•    Measured and Estimated Seafloor Topography Maps and the Seamount Discovery Tool for Google Earth (D. Sandwell, SIO)

Projects and organizations with seamount missions

•    Global Census of Marine Life on Seamounts (CenSEAM)
•    OASIS  Oceanic seamounts: an integrated study
•    ECOMARG: Study of the continental margins ecosystem and the impacts of its fisheries
•    CoralFISH: Ecosystem based management of corals, fish and fisheries in the deep waters of Europe and beyond
•    HERMIONE:  Hotspot Ecosystem Research and Man's Impact On European Seas
•    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)  Office of Ocean Exploration & Research
•    NOAA’s Ocean Explorer
•   Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
•    The Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center (PIBHMC)
•    The Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) Advocacy
•    International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Seamounts project

Seamount Observatories

•    The New Millennium Observatory (NeMO) at Axial Seamount
•    Fe-Oxidizing Microbial Observatory Project on L?`ihi Seamount (FeMO)
•    Ocean Observing Initiative (OOI)

Education and outreach

•    Census of marine life – Education
•    The Encyclopedia of Earth on seamounts
•    The  NOAA Ocean Explorer Educational resources
•    Education: Exploring Alaska’s Seamounts
•    Axial Seamount Education Curriculum Materials

Other

•    Census of marine life
•    Patterns and processes of the ecosystems of the northern mid-Atlantic
•    Cold-water coral ecosystems of the deep ocean
•    HERMES: Hotspot Ecosystem Research on the Margins of European Seas
•    Global Information System on Fishes (FishBase)
•    Global Information System on Coral Reefs (ReefBase)
•    MARBEF Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning EU Network of Excellence
•    EarthChem: Geochemical Datasets
•    The Island Encyclopedia
•    The azorean Biodiversity Portal (English)
•    Portal da biodiversidade dos Açores (Português)
•    Convention on Biological Diversity
•    OSPAR commission protecting and conserving the North-East Atlantic and its resources
•    Natura 2000  in the Marine environment


 

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Special issue on Condor seamount
deepsearesearchThe Special Issue “An Integrated Approach for Studying Seamounts: CONDOR Observatory”  published on the scientific journal Deep Sea Research Part II - Topical Studies in Oceanography is now available online. This volume, a compilation of various scientific works conducted at Condor seamount, includes 18 articles, counted with the participation of more than 50 scientists, and was edited by Eva Giacomello, Gui Menezes and Odd Aksel Bergstad . The CONDOR Special Issue includes contributions on the characterization of the Condor environment, its fauna and even the human dimension of this ecosystem.
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Condor stakeholders workshop
condor_workshop_3The workshop of Condor seamount stakeholders took place on 29 March 2011, at Horta, Azores. The meeting intended to gather all the users of the Condor seamount and local authorities, to present some of the results obtained during the Condor project, and exchange ideas and views on the future management of the Condor seamount.
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Condor final workshop
condor_groupThe final workshop of the Condor project took place last week, on 16 and 17 February, in Horta, Azores. The meeting was organized to assess the results of the project which will end in April 2011. Condor workshop brought together researchers, students and technicians from the Department of Oceanography and Fisheries of the University of the Azores, the Portuguese Institute of Sea and Fisheries Research of Lisbon and the Institute of Marine Research in Norway and counted with the participation of representatives of local government and associations of stakeholders .
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