ECO Magazine Calls for Nominations of ‘Deep-Sea Heroes’ to Recognize in Exclusive Special Edition

ECO Magazine is now accepting nominations for people and projects to be recognized as ‘Deep-Sea Heroes’ in the upcoming special issue dedicated to deep-sea science and exploration

In partnership with the UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the Schmidt Ocean Institute, ECO Magazine has announced the publication of a special issue dedicated to deep-sea research. ECO and partners are looking for nominations of innovative projects, research papers and individuals making significant contributions to deep-sea science, policy and exploration. Nominations can fall under the following categories:

Theme 1: Extreme Life & Ecosystems (Example topics include deep-sea biology and ecology; benthic communities, hydrothermal vents and seeps; deep-sea corals)

Theme 2: Deep-Sea Observations (Example topics include oceanography, long-term observations, climate change)

Theme 3: Innovation for the Depths (Example topics include new mapping techniques, survey and sampling technology, novel software and modelling methods)

Theme 4: Humans in the Deep (Example topics include resource policy and management, deep-sea fisheries, deep-sea mining, plastics in the deep)

The finalist under each category will be selected by ECO's senior editor, Kira Coley, in coordination with the NOC and Schmidt Ocean Institute, to be featured in the upcoming Deep-Sea special edition due for publication in November 2020.

You can submit your nomination here.

Deadline for nominations November 6, 2020.

The digital-only edition will be an important multimedia resource that will highlight progress in deep-sea exploration, increase awareness of vital issues, help identify gaps in knowledge and enable collaboration between academia, government and industry.


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