Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

CIESM launches its first “multi-disciplinary” research cruise in 80 years

30.06.2005


Researchers probe marine mysteries in the western Mediterranean Sea



CIESM launches its first “multi-disciplinary” research cruise in 80 years to help marine scientists understand the poorly studied Sicily Channel, in the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Monaco—A summer voyage is planned from July 21-31, with scientists from nine marine Institutes and Universities, to investigate water exchanges and biological fluxes between the eastern and western Mediterranean sub-basins. They will examine the spread of exotic species from the Indo-Pacific region; identify deep-sea mounts, which are hot spots of diversity, with an emphasis on microbial species and implement high-resolution mapping.


The aim of the cruise is to monitor further changes, which have taken place and their continuing consequences. Is a global warming affecting hydrological change in salinity and temperature? Have exotic migrants from the Red Sea moved further north of the Mediterranean sub-tropical zone where they have settled in recent decades? The scientists will probe recently discovered deep-sea mounts, which are hot spots of biodiversity, also looking for new microbes. They will also look for shifts and changes in the food webs which may be effecting fisheries.

The CIESM-SUB1 cruise will re-launch the tradition of “multidisciplinary research” field activity that was first initiated by Prince Albert I of Monaco, at the end of the 19th century, leading to a new era in oceanographic studies. Under his leadership as the first President of CIESM, this International Commission launched its first exploratory oceanographic campaigns as early as the 1920’s under the flags of Italian, French and Spanish research vessels. Some of the initial cruises were carried out by two Italian ships, the Tremili and the Marsigli, in the Bosporus and the Strait of Messina. CIESM is proud to renew with this tradition and to announce that through the support of the Italian Environment Ministry, Consorzio Interuniversitario per le Scienze del Mare (CoNISMa), and the National Research Council, the first cruise will be carried out on board the Italian research vessel Universitatis and the second CIESM-SUB2 is slated for December 6-24th on the Italian Urania. The scientists will be embarking on the cruise in Naples.

In another CIESM first its press and communication officer will join the scientists and record a daily diary of the scientific investigations as they unfold, the reports and progress of the vessel can be found on the CIESM web site www.ciesm.org. Journalists from around the world will be encouraged to send in their questions.

Siri Campbell | alfa
Further information:
http://www.ciesm.org

More articles from Interdisciplinary Research:

nachricht Decoding the regulation of cell survival - A major step towards preventing neurons from dying
04.10.2018 | DFG-Forschungszentrum für Regenerative Therapien TU Dresden

nachricht New Cluster of Excellence “Centre for Tactile Internet with Human-in-the-Loop” (CeTI)
28.09.2018 | Technische Universität Dresden

All articles from Interdisciplinary Research >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: A Chip with Blood Vessels

Biochips have been developed at TU Wien (Vienna), on which tissue can be produced and examined. This allows supplying the tissue with different substances in a very controlled way.

Cultivating human cells in the Petri dish is not a big challenge today. Producing artificial tissue, however, permeated by fine blood vessels, is a much more...

Im Focus: A Leap Into Quantum Technology

Faster and secure data communication: This is the goal of a new joint project involving physicists from the University of Würzburg. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds the project with 14.8 million euro.

In our digital world data security and secure communication are becoming more and more important. Quantum communication is a promising approach to achieve...

Im Focus: Research icebreaker Polarstern begins the Antarctic season

What does it look like below the ice shelf of the calved massive iceberg A68?

On Saturday, 10 November 2018, the research icebreaker Polarstern will leave its homeport of Bremerhaven, bound for Cape Town, South Africa.

Im Focus: Penn engineers develop ultrathin, ultralight 'nanocardboard'

When choosing materials to make something, trade-offs need to be made between a host of properties, such as thickness, stiffness and weight. Depending on the application in question, finding just the right balance is the difference between success and failure

Now, a team of Penn Engineers has demonstrated a new material they call "nanocardboard," an ultrathin equivalent of corrugated paper cardboard. A square...

Im Focus: Coping with errors in the quantum age

Physicists at ETH Zurich demonstrate how errors that occur during the manipulation of quantum system can be monitored and corrected on the fly

The field of quantum computation has seen tremendous progress in recent years. Bit by bit, quantum devices start to challenge conventional computers, at least...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

VideoLinks
Industry & Economy
Event News

“3rd Conference on Laser Polishing – LaP 2018” Attracts International Experts and Users

09.11.2018 | Event News

On the brain’s ability to find the right direction

06.11.2018 | Event News

European Space Talks: Weltraumschrott – eine Gefahr für die Gesellschaft?

23.10.2018 | Event News

 
Latest News

The dawn of a new era for genebanks - molecular characterisation of an entire genebank collection

13.11.2018 | Life Sciences

Fish recognize their prey by electric colors

13.11.2018 | Life Sciences

Ultrasound Connects

13.11.2018 | Awards Funding

VideoLinks
Science & Research
Overview of more VideoLinks >>>