Benthosema glaciale, or glacier lantern fish. Photographer: Svanhildur Egilsdóttir, MFRI.

Outcomes of work package 4: Mapping of mesopelagic resources

Planned outcomes of the MEESO project's work package 4.


  • Collated cruise reports with regional maps of distribution and abundance of mesopelagic communities in the North Atlantic focusing on potential fishing areas
    Lead: Marine and Freshwater Research Institute

  • Synthesis report on the stocks, oceanographic relationships, vital rates, ecological position, distribution and dynamics of mesopelagic fauna
    Lead: Fundacion AZTI – AZTI Fundazioa

  • Synthesis report on biomass distribution in the area covered by the MEESO field campaign in relation to environmental variables
    Lead: Marine Institute

  • Synthesis report on the relative roles of passive and active carbon flux
    Lead: Institute of Marine Research

  • Report on e-learning courses/webinars     
    Lead: Technical University of Denmark (work package 8) together with Institute of Marine Research and Marine and Freshwater Research Institute


  • E-learning course/webinar on survey sampling and harvesting techniques covering new monitoring, survey and fishing techniques
    Lead: Institute of Marine Research & Marine and Freshwater Research Institute


  • Workshop on modelling data requirements
    Lead: University of Strathclyde (work package 5)

  • Workshop on key demographic parameters
    Lead: University of Strathclyde (work package 5)

  • Regional stakeholder and full-feedback workshop on data, parameter, method, and results exchange and on sustainable fisheries, harvest strategies, and resilience of the system
    Lead: Technical University of Denmark (work package 8)


  • Video and potential manual on best survey and fishing practices 
    Lead: Institute of Marine Research, Nofima AS (work package 3) & Marine and Freshwater Research Institute (work package 4)

Public outreach

  • Cruise campaign blogs with invited journalists
    Lead: Institute of Marine Research (work package 2) & Marine and Freshwater Research Institute

  • Furthermore, the MEESO project will publish news on the website and make regular press releases etc. 
    Lead: Technical University of Denmark (work package 8)



Work package 4 is lead by Marine and Freshwater Research Institute, Iceland. 

Astthor Gislason, 

Klara Jakobsdóttir,