This atlas has been developed as part of a series of publications produced by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature – Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med) to assess the current state and knowledge of Mediterranean deep-sea ecosystems and biodiversity.

The development of this publication has been coordinated by IUCN-Med in close collaboration with the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research and with the financial support of the MAVA Foundation.

It responds to one of the strategic actions and targets expressed in the Conservation overview of Mediterranean deep-sea biodiversity Strategic Assessment (IUCN, 2019) and aims to assess existing knowledge on Eastern Mediterranean deep-sea biodiversity and understand the full array of drivers that affect species and ecosystems in these environments.  (Read more …)