The Deep-Sea Briefs

HERMES (and now HERMIONE) has produced a series of briefing documents - the Deep-Sea Briefs - on various topics relating to our research and issues affecting the deep sea environment. These documents are intended to inform a wide range of audiences, but are principally intended to serve as an initial information source for policy-makers and government advisors. The initial set of briefs comprise 5 documents that address the issues of climate change in the deep sea, valuation of ecosystem goods and servies, mapping the seafloor, the importance of microbes in the ocean, and deep-sea biodiversity. The series will be extended over the coming months as part of HERMIONE's continuing science-policy interface activities.
Printed copies of the Deep-Sea Briefs are available from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it on request, and are also available to download as low-resolution PDF documents using the links below.

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Record breakers of the deep:
The facts and figures
of deep-sea biodiversity
the deep ocean Valuing the deep sea

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Current status and major issues The hidden majority Marine litter: A hidden threat
to deep-sea ecosystems
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Connectivity in deep-sea
Dangerous litter in the
deep-sea - munitions