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High Seas and coastal linkages

High Seas and coastal linkages

The fifth webinar in the GOBI webinar series was delivered successfully on Wednesday 13 January 2021, highlighting the impressive progress made by GOBI partner Fundación MarViva in describing and promoting the Costa Rica Thermal Dome. The webinar in full, together with the presentation slides, can be viewed on the GOBI YouTube channel. Many thanks toContinue Reading High Seas and coastal linkages

Mapping bioregions in the Indian and SW Pacific Oceans

Mapping bioregions in the Indian and SW Pacific Oceans

The latest in the series of GOBI webinars – Bioregionalisation of the Indian and southwestern Pacific Ocean – has been delivered by Piers Dunstan, the project’s lead investigator at CSIRO. The presentation describes how the acquisition of data and development of bespoke mathematical models has resulted in the identification of naturally justifiable and distinct provincesContinue Reading Mapping bioregions in the Indian and SW Pacific Oceans

Watch again: GOBI webinar on migratory connectivity

Watch again: GOBI webinar on migratory connectivity

The second in the GOBI webinar series – Here there and everywhere: migratory connectivity in the ocean – is now available to watch again. Presentations slides are also available for download here. Tune in again on Thursday 26 November 2020 for the next GOBI webinar on seabird tracking data’s contribution to marine conservation.

Watch GOBI webinar on IMMAs

Watch GOBI webinar on IMMAs

The first of six webinars in the GOBI webinar series was delivered on Wednesday 28 October 2020, introducing Important Marine Mammal Areas – IMMAs. The presenters – Erich Hoyt, Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara and Simone Panigada, representing the Marine Mammal Protected Area Task Force – explained the concept of IMMAs and the efforts undertaken soContinue Reading Watch GOBI webinar on IMMAs

GOBI launches webinar series

GOBI launches webinar series

Starting on Wednesday 28 October 2020 and until January 2021, GOBI presents a series of six webinars, one for each of its major research themes, and presented by the research leads. They will highlight the results from the past four-and-a-half years’ work funded by Germany’s IKI grant. The one-hour webinars will include an interactive QuestionContinue Reading GOBI launches webinar series

Inactive hydrothermal vents in the spotlight

Inactive hydrothermal vents in the spotlight

Hydrothermal vents that have ceased venting superheated fluid temporarily (inactive) or permanently (extinct) can harbour large deposits of polymetallic sulphides in their chimney structures, which are of growing interest to deep-sea miners.  Little is known about the animals that inhabit such structures, as the life-giving chemical soup no longer emanates from within. GOBI scientists are investigating whetherContinue Reading Inactive hydrothermal vents in the spotlight