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

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Latest news

Art and Science on-board transdisciplinary workshop

Published on 29 september

Ifremer and Teatr Piba, funded by the research university school ISblue, will join forces again in 2022 to offer to students a second on-board transdisciplinary workshop, combining "art and science" on the island of Batz. 

Industry, NGO and policy actors join first DEEP-REST stakeholder workshop

Published on 28 september

The first DEEP-REST stakeholder workshop held on May 11th 2022 gathered 53 participants, including experts from industry, environmental NGOs, government officials and policymakers, and researchers from a variety of natural and social science fields.

A cruise to study the dynamics of deep-sea vent ecosystems

Published on 28 september

The Momarsat 2022 cruise was held from June 6 to June 27th 2022 on board the French research vessel Pourquoi pas? at the Lucky Strike vent field - northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge - to carry out the yearly maintenance of the EMSO-Azores observatory.

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.