|MAR-ECO's multidimensional approach|
[December 02] MAR-ECO PO presented to University of Bergen and Institute of Marine Research leadership in Cecember 2002. multidimensional approach
|A MAR-ECO test cruise|
[November 02] Visit a web photo gallery with highlights from the cruise in November 2002.
|The 100th ICES in Copenhagen|
[October 02] MAR-ECO PO attends the VIIIth Conference on Environmental Education in Europe, 10 - 14 September 2002 Gent, East Flanders (Belgium).
|Exploring biodiversity in new areas|
[September 02] For the past several hundred years, European explorers have set out to investigate the various ecosystems of oceans around them. Much of the knowledge that we have about life in our oceans today comes from these early intrepid expeditions. However, although the continental shelf waters have been thoroughly investigated over the last century, we still do not know very much about the ecosystems of the deep waters.
|Draft for School Network plan drawn up|
[August 02] Institute of Marine Research (IMR) in collaboration with the University of Bergen (UiB) have been given the role of coordinating the MAR-ECO project. IMR and UiB will also be responsible for developing the public outreach platform that is outlined in this application.
|Bear Seamount Cruise|
[July 02] A cruise was conducted in the vicinity of Bear Seamount (39o 55' N, 67o 25' W) during 16 July – 2 August 2002 with the NOAA Ship “DELAWARE II”.
|Collaboration with Bergen Museum|
[April 02] The MAR-ECO Project is an ambitious international project to study and document marine life along the mid-Atlantic Ridge from Iceland to the Azores. Bergen Museum will be responsible for curating the collected samples from the cruises.
|Presentation of the public outreach group|
[March 02] In order to support and publicise the MAR-ECO Project and activities, the Project Steering Group has established a Public Outreach (PO) Steering Group. The PO programme will be responsible for disseminating and popularising information about MAR-ECO activities.
|Jerry Schubel (CoML)visits Mar-Eco|
[March 02] Jerry Schubel who acts as the public outreach co-ordinator of the Census of Marine Life, visited Bergen 18-19 February 2002 to learn more of Mar-Eco end the Bergen institutions involved.