CEAMARC, the Collaborative East Antarctic Marine Census for the Census of Antarctic Marine Life (IPY # 53): An overview

    • Hosie Graham
    • Australian Antarctic Division, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, 203 Channel Highway, Kingston, Tasmania 7050, Australia
    • Koubbi Philippe
    • UPMC Universite Paris 06, UMR 7093, Laboratoire d'Oceanographie de Villefranche, BP28, 06234 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
    • Riddle Martin
    • Australian Antarctic Division, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, 203 Channel Highway, Kingston, Tasmania 7050, Australia

    • Ozouf-Costaz Catherine
    • CNRS, UMR 7138, MNHN, Department Systematics & Evolution, UMR 7208, CP 26, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
    • Moteki Masato
    • Department of Ocean Sciences, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, 4-5-7 Konan, Minato, 108-8477 Tokyo, Japan
    • Fukuchi Mitsuo
    • National Institute of Polar Research, 10-3 Midori-cho, Tachikawa, Tokyo 190-8518, Japan

    • Ameziane Nadia
    • Museum national d'Histoire naturelle, Department "Milieux et Peuplements Aquatiques", UMR 7208, CP 26, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
    • Ishimaru Takashi
    • Department of Ocean Sciences, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, 4-5-7 Konan, Minato, 108-8477 Tokyo, Japan
    • Goffart Anne
    • Laboratoire d'Oceanologie, Mare Center, Universite de Liege, Bat. B6c, Allee de la Chimie 3, B4000 Liege, Belgium

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Abstract

The Census for Antarctic Marine Life (CAML, IPY Project 53) aimed to investigate the distribution and abundance of Antarctic marine biodiversity and how it will be affected by climate change. It was a major ship-based research programme in the austral summer of 2007–2008 involving scientists from 30 countries and 19 vessels. The Collaborative East Antarctic Marine Census (CEAMARC) was a multinational contribution to CAML involving scientists and students from several nations using three ships from Australia, Japan and France surveying the one area. This collaboration was a highly coordinated and comprehensive survey of the plankton, fish, benthos, oceanography and geophysical conditions of the waters north of Terre Adélie and George V Land of Eastern Antarctica. CEAMARC has provided a robust benchmark of the marine life in this poorly studied sector and will help to establish the monitoring of future changes in this region.

Journal

Polar science   [List of Volumes]

Polar science 5(2), 75-87, 2011-08  [Table of Contents]

National Institute of Polar Research

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID) :
    110008608324
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID) :
    AA12240481
  • Text Lang :
    ENG
  • ISSN :
    18739652
  • Databases :
    NII-ELS