WKMESOMeth

WKMESOMeth

Workshop on the development of practical survey methods for measurements and monitoring in the mesopelagic zone

 

 

WKMESOMethWKMESOMethTrueGavin Macaulay, Ciaran O'DonnellEOSGgavin.macaulay@hi.no, Ciaran.O'Donnell@Marine.ieWorkshop on the development of practical survey methods for measurements and monitoring in the mesopelagic zone

27-28 April 2019
Galway, Ireland

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Workshop on the development of practical survey methods for measurements and monitoring in the mesopelagic zone​ (WKMESOMeth) will be addressing the following matters:

  1. Catalogue current open ocean surveys, in a global context that undertake, or have the capacity to undertake, acoustic measurements and biological sampling of animals within the mesopelagic zone.
  2. Report on example data and research findings for discussion to determine what is achievable from described vessel, platform and vehicle based surveys for the development of mesopelagic biomass monitoring programs.
  3. Examine and report on the opportunities and limitations associated with measurements of abundance including acoustic detection criteria, species discrimination and biological sampling, in the context of existing routine acoustic surveys.
  4. Evaluate and report on the potential to develop methods to establish abundance monitoring of mesopelagic fishes during open ocean surveys within ICES coordinated surveys, including, WGIPS and WGMEGS, given the complexity involved and equipment currently in use.
  5. Determine the minimum requirements in terms of resources, hardware and sampling equipment required for meaningful abundance measurements, and determine the components of the mesopelagic zone to which this applies.​


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