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

Upcoming events

Last news

Cruise to the MAR-Lucky Strike vent field (Momarsat 2023)

Published on 7 september

Dates: from 11/07/2023 to 29/07/2023

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

Two articles in French newspapers

This Summer, two articles about deep-sea mining were published in french newspapers Chasse-marée and Libération.

Follow the Momarsat 2023 cruise on Facebook

Published on 13 july

Once again this year, you can follow the Momarsat cruise on Facebook via a dedicated page. An image with an associated legend will be posted every day.

This research was funded through the 2020-2021 Biodiversa and Water JPI joint call for research projects, under the BiodivRestore ERA-NET Cofund (GA N°101003777), with the EU and the following funding organisations : Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR-21-BIRE-0003), France, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV), Netherlands, Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO), Belgium, German Federal Ministry of Research (BMBF) through VDI/VDE-IT, Germany, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Ireland, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal, Fundo Regional para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FRCT), Portugal-Azores and State Research Agency (AEI), Spain. Three other entities also contribute to the project : University Center in Svalbard (UNIS), Norway, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France, University of Bergen (UiB), Norway.