Who: DISCLOSE is a partnership between TU Delft RUG, NIOZ and the North Sea Foundation.
What: A research project to: 1) provide detailed maps of the North Sea bottom and 2) asses the boundary conditions under which rich communities can grow.
Why: The North Sea is home to a diverse range of habitats and species, but at the same time it’s one of the most used marine regions in the world. Some of these habitats and species are under threat from this intensive activity.
When: March 2016 – March 2020.
How: Gather more information to help establish the most suitable areas for conservation and determine effective management strategies.
Discover the North Sea!
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Protecting vulnerable habitats in the North Sea
The North Sea is home to a diverse range of habitats and species, but at the same time it’s one of the most exploited sea regions in the world. Some of these habitats and species are under threat from this intensive exploitation.
DISCLOSE studies how vulnerable the habitats and species in the North Sea really are. Because if we know more, we can create a sustainable North Sea. > Find out how