ECO Magazine Announces Special Issue Dedicated to Deep Sea Research

ECO Magazine (Environment, Coastal and Offshore) today announced the latest addition to its 2020 digital series: a special issue dedicated to Deep Sea research. The Deep Sea Special Issue will be produced in partnership with the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

The emergence of ocean robotics has paved the way for a new era of deep-sea discovery. A frontier that was once remote, harsh and inaccessible is opening up to the global ocean community, with every expedition revealing new species and habitats that reshape our understanding of the ocean’s depths.

“Most people don’t think about the bottom of the ocean. When you look at a map, the ocean is portrayed as flat blue with very few features,” said Schmidt Ocean Institute co-founder Wendy Schmidt. “However, this couldn’t be further from what the ocean floor looks like. Picture huge mountains and canyons, exotic hydrothermal vent forests and unique conditions that mimic other planets. There are still so many things we do not know about the topography or the ecosystems that cover the largest part of our earth.“

Available in November 2020, this exclusive edition will highlight the latest international research, groundbreaking expeditions, opportunities in science and industry, and developments in innovative deep-sea robots, vehicles and sensors.

“Our Deep Sea Special Issue joins a series of unique digital editions in 2020 that offer the global research community a unique platform to celebrate scientific progress and identify opportunities for collaboration,” said Kira Coley, ECO Magazine’s senior editor. “For this issue, we are thrilled to be partnering with two leading institutes in deep sea science, technology and exploration.”

These digital-only editions are important multimedia resources for the ocean community and highlight the current status of vital research topics, increase awareness of key issues, help to identify gaps in knowledge and enable collaboration between academia, government and industry.

Professor Douglas Connelly Associate Director for Research at the NOC, commented, “We’re pleased to partner with ECO magazine to promote research in the deep ocean. The deep-sea is home to a diverse community of life, as well as being an important player in mitigating the impacts of climate change, driving changes in the weather and climate, and being a source of the rare earth minerals vital for green technology.”

“The NOC’s broad ranging deep-sea research is vital for informing decisions about addressing these key environmental challenges facing people and the planet.”

For more information about submitting a story to the Deep Sea Special Issue and for editorial guidelines, contact Kira Coley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A special note

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