Ecosystem studied

The project will focus on nodule fields of the Pacific Ocean as well as hydrothermal vent fields in the Atlantic  and Arctic Oceans.

Stakeholders involved

A large number of stakeholders acting at both national international scales who represent a broad spectrum of end-users will be engaged on the project.

Study areas

The study areas will cover the Pacific ocean (Clarion-Clipperton Zone, DISCOL Experimental Area), the northern Mid-Atlantic and Arctic ridges.


The DEEP REST consortium is composed of 15 partners

Latest news

EMSO-Azores: the Momarsat 2022 cruise

Published on 6 june

The Momarsat 2022 cruise planned from June 6 to June 27th 2022 at the Lucky Strike vent field along the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge will carry out the yearly maintenance of the EMSO-Azores observatory. 

Cruise to the MAR-Lucky Strike vent field (Momarsat 2022)

Published on 25 april

Dates: from 06/06/2022 to 27/06/2022

Objective: Monitoring of the MoMAR observatory and survey of active sites

Cruise to the MAR-French permit area-TAG and Snake Pit vent field (Hermine 2022)

Published on 25 april

Dates: from 06/07/2022 to 28/08/2022

Objective: Public policy support for the exploration of a Sulfide permit zone