A EU-Funded programme investigating Europe's deep marine ecosystems and their environment.
Hotspot Ecosystem Research and Man's Impact on European Seas, the successor to the highly successful HERMES project.
The Deep Gulf of Mexico Benthos (DGoMB), a multi-year project initiated in 1999 for the U.S. Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service.
The SIGSBEE programme, a long-term project leaded by the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) to study spatial patterns and temporal trends in the diversity of deep-sea ecosystems in the southern Gulf of Mexico.
The long-term BIOZAIRE multidisciplinary deep-sea environmental program on the West Equatorial African margin organized in partnership between Ifremer and TOTAL aimed at characterizing the benthic community structure in relation with physical and chemical processes in a region of oil and gas interest.
The main objectives of the REVIZEE Program were the species inventory and the evaluation of the sustainable yield of living resources from the Brazilian Exclusive Economic Zone.
Unexplored regions of the world offer unique opportunities to provide leaps in our scientific understanding of deep-sea communities. New Zealand has been identified as one such high priority region for advancing our global understanding of chemosynthetic ecosystems (hydrothermal vents, cold seeps, whale falls and sunken wood).