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RELEVANT PAPERS from the 2002 ICES Annual Science Conference, Copenhagen

During the ICES Annual Science Conference held in Copenhagen 1-5 October 2002 a number of papers were presented that are relevant for MAR-ECO. A theme session was dedicated to the Census of Marine Life, another to seamount ecosystems. MAR-ECO was presented as one of the CoML field projects, and several other papers concerned components of MAR-ECO, or provided historical information from the mid-Atlantic.

Titles and authors are given below. Most papers are available only on the official CD-rom provided to meeting participants, or from the authors.  Selected papers from the seamount session was published in Archive of Fishery and Marine Science, vol 51.

Papers from the Census of Marine Life session:

Bergstad, Odd Aksel and Tone Falkenhaug: The CoML Pilot Project MAR-ECO: Goals, status, and significance for ICES

Fock, Heino O., C. Pusch, and S. Ehrich: Structure and diversity patterns of deep-sea pelagic fish assemblages in relation to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

Durán Muñoz, Pablo and Esther Román: Database of the Spanish Observers Program in North Atlantic international waters: Exploring how this existing information could be used to investigate the composition and distribution patterns and the biology of the deep-water species.

Trenkel, Verena, M., Nicolas Bailly, Olivier Brosseau, Romain Causse, Marine Girard, John D. M.Gordon, Daniel Latrouite, David Le Piver, Pascal Lorance, Stéphanie Mahévas, Benoit Mesnil,Jean-Charles Poulard, Marie-Joëlle Rochet, Franz Uiblein, Jean-Philippe Vacherot, Gérard Veron, and Helmut Zibrowius: First results of a quantitative study of deep-sea fish on the continental slope of the Bay of Biscay: visual observations and trawling.

Heino, Mikko and Olav Rune Godø: Blue whiting – a key species in the mid-water ecosystems of the north-eastern Atlantic.

Shibanov, V.N., Vinnichenko, B.I. and A.P. Pedchenko: Russian investigations and fishing in the northern part of Mid-Atlantic Ridge (poster).

Papers from the Seamount ecology session:

Vinnichenko, V.I.:Prospects of fisheries on the seamounts. (Poster)

Kukuev, E.I. .:Ichthyofauna research on underwater mountains within the North-Atlantic Ridge and adjacent areas.

Arkhipov, A.G., Koslow, D.A., and E. V. Cherkashin:.: Structure of waters and distribution of fishes at different ontogenetic stages around seamounts of the central eastern Atlantic Ocean

Other relevant papers:

ICES CM 2002/M:37
The Upper Ocean Circulation at Great Meteor Seamount. Part II: Retention Potential of the Seamount Induced Circulation
Aike Beckmann and Christian Mohn, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany. Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany

CM 2002/M: 07
Seamounts, hotspots for high speciation rates in bentho-pelagic fishes? A case study on Macroramphosus spp. (Syngnathidae) from Great Meteor Seamount
Birte Matthiessen, Heino O. Fock, Hein von Westernhagen
Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Am Handelshafen 12, D-27570 Bremerhaven, Germany, Phone: 49-0471-4831 1384,

CM 2002/M:10
Interaction of mesopelagic fish and shallow topography in different latitudes of the NE Atlantic
C. Pusch* ‡ , H. Fock*, F. M. Porteiro† and H. von Westernhagen*
*Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Am Handelshafen 12, 27570 Bremerhaven, Germany and †Departamento de Oceanografia e Pescas, Universidade dos Açores, PT-9901-862, Horta, Portugal
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Tel.: +049 (0)47148311383; fax: +049 (0)47148311425; e-mail:

ICES CM 2002/M:20
The Upper Ocean Circulation at Great Meteor Seamount. Part I: Structure of Density and Flow Fields
Christian Mohn and Aike Beckmann
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany

CM 2002/M:25
The fauna of Bear Seamount (New England Seamount chain), and the presence of “natural invader” species
Moore, J. A.1 , Vecchione, M.2 , Collette, B. B.2 , Gibbons, R.2
1. Florida Atlantic University, Honors College, Jupiter, FL 33458 e-mail:
2. National Marine Fisheries Service, National Systematics Laboratory, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560

ICES CM 2002/M:26
Exploratory fishing of the orange roughy (Hoplostethus atlanticus) in some seamounts of the Azores archipelago
Octavio Melo & Gui Menezes
Departamento de Oceanografia e Pescas da Universidade dos Açores Cais de Santa Cruz, 9901-862 Horta, Faial, Portugal, tel: +351 292200400, fax: +351 292200411, e-mail: melo@ and gui@

ICES CM 2002/M:27
Composition and distribution of zooplankton at the Great Meteor Seamount, subtropical NE Atlantic
Bettina Martin
Inst. of Hydrobiology and Fishery Science University of Hamburg

ICES CM 2002/M:28
The role of Zenopsis spp. as a predator in seamount and shelf habitats
Heike Zidowitz, Heino O. Fock, Hein v. Westernhagen
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, PO Box 12 01 61, D- 27515 Bremerhaven, Germany [tel + 49 471 4831 1382, fax +49 471 4831 1425, email: initial first]

CM 2002 / M:30
The benthic community of the Great Meteor Bank
N. Brenke
Ruhr-Universität-Bochum, Lehrstuhl für Spezielle Zoologie, Universitätsstraße 150, Gebäude ND 05/753, D - 44780 Bochum, GERMANY Phone: +49 – (0)234 – 32 – 25577; Fax: +49 – (0)234 – 32 – 14114

ICES CM 2002/M:31
OASIS: a new EU project on the ecology of Atlantic seamounts
Bernd Christiansen, Universität Hamburg, Institut für Hydrobiologie und Fischereiwissenschaft, Zeiseweg 9, D-22765 Hamburg
(Tel +49 40 42838-6686; fax +49 40 42838-6696)

CM 2002/M:34
Stomach content analysis of dominant copepod species from the Great Meteor Seamount in the Northeast Atlantic
Lutz Fischer
Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Columbusstrasse, D- 27568 Bremerhaven, Germany. E-mail:

CM 2002/M:35
Occurrence and distribution pattern of copepods in the vicinity of the Great Meteor Seamount, Northeast Atlantic
Sigrid B. Schnack-Schiel & Elke Mizdalski
Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Columbusstrasse, D- 27515 Bremerhaven, Germany. E-mail:

ICES CM 2002 / M:36
Resource partitioning of deep-sea fishes at the Great Meteor seamount (subtropical NE Atlantic): niche overlap and support for the sound scattering layer-interception hypothesis
Heino O. Fock 1,2 , Birte Matthiessen 2 , Heike Zidowitz 2 , Hein v. Westernhagen 2
1,Südermühle 12, D- 25782 Tellingstedt, 2 Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Am Handelshafen 12, D- 27515 Bremerhaven, Germany phone +49 471 4831 1382, fax +49 471 4831 1425 email:

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