Mining Impact 2 is a project within the framework of the European initiative JPIOceans. It focuses on environmental impacts and risks of deep-sea mining of polymetallic nodules in the Clarion Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCZ), north-eastern equatorial Pacific.
GEANS aims to implement DNA-based tools in routine monitoring programs in collaboration with stakeholders in support of policy and decision-making concerning the ecosystem health in the North Sea Region.
The Taxonomic Project “Ophiuroid phylogenomics: Illuminating dark abyssal biodiversity” is part of the DFG priority program 1991 “Taxon-Omics: New approaches for discovering and naming biodiversity”. The researchers from this project combine in gerneral “taxonomy,” the process of discovering and naming new species, with exciting 21st century “-omics’”methodologies, like genomics and transcriptomics.