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Effect of deep-sea drilling on sustainability of deep-sea ecosystems

Grant


Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • The demand for energy is increasing our reliance on the extraction of deep-sea hydrocarbon reserves. Minimising the significant environmental impact of deep-sea drilling requires a deep understanding of the surrounding biolocial and physical processes and the effects of drilling associated sub-sea structures on these processes. We will use industry-based remotely operated vehicles to conduct the first ever in-situ experiments involving biological and physical processes. By combining our expertise in biology, marine ecology and oceanography, we will create the foundation for developing more environmentally sustainable deep-sea drilling and extraction practices.

Date/time Interval


  • 2007

Sponsor Award Id


  • LP0775183

Local Award Id


  • 9395

Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • The demand for energy is increasing our reliance on the extraction of deep-sea hydrocarbon reserves. Minimising the significant environmental impact of deep-sea drilling requires a deep understanding of the surrounding biolocial and physical processes and the effects of drilling associated sub-sea structures on these processes. We will use industry-based remotely operated vehicles to conduct the first ever in-situ experiments involving biological and physical processes. By combining our expertise in biology, marine ecology and oceanography, we will create the foundation for developing more environmentally sustainable deep-sea drilling and extraction practices.

Date/time Interval


  • 2007

Sponsor Award Id


  • LP0775183

Local Award Id


  • 9395