Project Details


SUMMER will establish a protocol to accurately estimate mesopelagic fish biomass, quantify the ecosystem services provided by the mesopelagic community (food for aquaculture, for humans, for other wild fish, climate regulation and potential for bioactive compounds) and develop a decision support tool to quantitatively balance the trade-offs between the different services for any given exploitation scenario.

National Institute of Aquatic Resources, DTU Aqua
Azti, Spain (coordinator)
Universitaet Bremen, Germany
University of St Andrews, UK
Instituto do Mar, Portugal
National Oceanography Centre, UK
Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany
Sintef Ocean AS, Norway
University of Strathclyde, UK
University of Oslo, Norway
University of Bergen, Norway
CSIC, Spain
Ifremer, France
Universite de la Rochelle, France
Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canarias, Spain
Havforskningsinsituttet, Norway
Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement, France
Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Marine and Freshwater Research Institute, Iceland
Acondicionamiento Tarrasense Assiciacion, Spain
Barna SA, Spain
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

The project is funded by EU Horizon 2020.

Research area: Marine Populations and Ecosystem Dynamics
Research area: Oceanography
Research area: Observation Technology

Effective start/end date01/09/201931/08/2024


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