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CYCLAMEN: Cyprus Cold-corals Levantine Sea, Eastern Mediterranean

 

 

Logo CyclamenWithin the framework of the two-year project, CYCLAMEN will conduct a detailed study of deep coral communities in Cypriot waters, the first of its kind in the the eastern Mediterranean.The research will include an environmental characterization of the area, as well as a study of the spatial distribution of deep coral communities. In addition to the study of the biology of the coral species and their responses to environmental changes through ecophysiological examinations, genetic studies of the corals will also be conducted. This is a pioneer project for Cyprus and, through its associated scientific outreach programme, it aims to disseminate information about these ecosystems, still mostly unknown, to the general public.

The project is led by a researcher at the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), and counts on the participation of institutions in Cyprus: The Cyprus Institute (CyI) and NGO Enalia Physis Environmental Research Centre, (EPERC); in France: Aix-Marseille University – Mediterranean Institute for Biodiversity & Ecology (AMU-IMBE); in Greece: The Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR); in Mónaco: Centre Scientifique de Monaco (CSM); in the United Kingdom: National Oceanography Centre (NOC), and in Spain: University of Barcelona (UB).

 

Additional Info

  • Acronym: CYCLAMEN
  • Center: EEWRC
  • Funding Source: TOTAL Foundation
  • Funding Period: 24 Months
  • Starting Date: December 2014
  • End Date: December 2016
  • Coordinator: INSTITUTO ESPAÑOL DE OCEANOGRAFÍA
  • Partners:

    The Cyprus Institute, NGO Enalia Physis Environmental Research Centre, (EPERC); in France: Aix-Marseille University – Mediterranean Institute for Biodiversity & Ecology (AMU-IMBE); in Greece: The Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR); in Mónaco: Centre Scientifique de Monaco (CSM); in the United Kingdom: National Oceanography Centre (NOC), and in Spain: University of Barcelona (UB).

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