News from the MEESO project

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2021
Deployment of the MESSOR towed vehicle, which combines broadband acoustical, optical and environmental sensors. Photo: IMR.
08 NOV

New publication: Material resistance to shear deformation is characterized by...

Results from the MEESO project has been published in ICES Journal of Marine Science.

Calibration of a drifting acoustic buoy in Bjørnafjorden, Norway. Photo: Shale Rosen, Institute of Marine Research.
01 NOV

New publication: Application of algorithm to identify mesopelagic target types

Results from the MEESO project has been published in ICES Journal of Marine Science. 

Echogram
25 OCT

New publication: Vertical distribution and migration of mesopelagic scatterers

Results from the MEESO project has been published in the scientific journal Deep Sea Research.

Paraeuchaeta barbata. Photo: Svanhildur Egilsdottir
21 OCT

New publication: Ecology of mesozooplankton

Results from the MEESO project has been published in the scientific journal Deep Sea Research.

A wide band acoustic system is placed in a trawl used to sample mesopelagic organisms. Photo: Shale Rosen, Institute of Marine Research.
18 OCT

New publication: Acoustic method to observe mesopelagic organisms

Results from the MEESO project has been published in the scientific journal Deep Sea Research.

Mesooelagic catch. Photo: AZTI
08 OCT

New publication: Economic performance of potential mesopelagic fishery

A new paper with results from the MEESO project has been published in the highly recognized scientific journal Frontiers in Marine Science. 

R/V “G.O. Sars”, surveying the North Atlantic Ocean mesopelagic zone during the light summer nights. Photo: Chris Lindemann.
29 JUN

Successful completion of research survey to investigate the twilight zone of the...

A dedicated, one month MEESO survey with the R/V G.O. Sars has been conducted to investigate the North Atlantic mesopelagic ecosystem.

Photo: Klas Ove Moller
16 JUN

MEESO related network appointed as a UN Ocean Decade Programme

The JETZON network is appointed as a UN Ocean Decade Programme, acting as an international coordinator and focal point for Twilight Zone studies.

20 MAY

Video and report from sampling in the Nordic Seas

In July 2020, the MEESO project sampled mesopelagic organisms in the Irminger Sea and Iceland Basin. Video and report from the cruise are now published. 

Example from the pelagic midwater trawl, macrozooplankton trawl. From MEESO survey on R/V Árni Friðriksson in July 2020.
19 MAY

Status and progress of MEESO after 1½ years

The MEESO project evaluates outcomes and progress after about one third of the project period.

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2 DECEMBER 2021