Census of Diversity of Abyssal Marine Life (CeDAMar)

Census of Diversity of Abyssal Marine Life (CeDAMar) was one of seven initial field projects of the Census of Marine Life (CoML). The goal of this project was to document actual species diversity of abyssal plans as a basis for global change research and to increase understanding of historical causes and actual ecological factors that regulate biodiversity. To achieve this, CeDAMar collected reliable data on the large-scale distribution of animals in one of the largest and most inaccessible environments on our planet.

Project Leaders
Pedro Martinez Arbizu, Germany
Craig Smith, United States

CeDAMar Project Website
Project Description