Geo-acoustic mapping of benthic habitat distribution
Mission: To present MELCOR cruise, dedicated to acquire a high resolution geophysical dataset over the newly discovered Cold-Water Coral (CWC) mound fields of the Alboran Sea. This cruise is part of the EU FP7 Marie Curie Project GEO-HABIT, specifically fitted to study CWC communities, considered biodiversity hotspots in the deep sea.
Approach: Documentary filmed on board R/V Garcia del Cid during the MELCOR Cruise.
Client: National Oceanography Centre – Natural Environment Research Council (NOC-NERC)