Dataset : PROTEKER: a near-shore submarine observatory in the Kerguelen Islands for the long-term monitoring of benthic habitats


Thomas Saucède (2016): PROTEKER: a near-shore submarine observatory in the Kerguelen Islands for the long-term monitoring of benthic habitats. Biogéosciences. FR-18008901306731-2016-05-11

General metadata

Identifier :local : FR-18008901306731-2016-05-11
Description :
PROTEKER is a pilot program that aims at establishing a baseline for assessing the impact of climate change on near-shore marine ecosystems of the Kerguelen Islands by implementing an ecological and genetic monitoring at reference sites. The high diversity of coastal marine ecosystems is usually strongly impacted by environmental changes over the planet. In the Kerguelen Islands, such environments have been little investigated compared to open sea areas, and are still poorly known. The present project should provide stake holders and decision makers with scientific criteria for protection and conservation of Kerguelen coastal marine ecosystems. The PROTEKER first phase (2011-2014) aimed at assembling together and merging all available data from previous programs, selecting, and setting up monitoring stations for completion of the second phase of the program (2015-2018). During this second, operational phase, scientific investigations will integrate all levels of marine biodiversity, from species to community levels and will consist in a pluri-disciplinary approach including monitoring of abiotic parameters, habitat mapping, population genetics, genomics, functional ecology (physiological/trophic analyses), and macroecological analyses. Expected results should provide with integrative models of Kerguelen coastal marine life distribution and sensitivity to environmental changes.
Disciplines :
biodiversity conservation (applied biology - ecology), ecology (applied biology - ecology), physiology (fundamental biology), environmental sciences (sciences of the universe), marine & freshwater biology (sciences of the universe), oceanography (sciences of the universe)
Keywords :

Dates :
Data acquisition : from Nov 2011 ongoing
Metadata record :
Creation : 11 May 2016
Update : 16 Mar 2017
Issue : 11 May 2016

Update periodicity : as needed
Language : French (fra)
Audience : General, Research, Policy maker, Informal Education


Spatial coverage :

  • Iles Kerguelen : on Earth, latitude between 48° 40' 47" S and 49° 36' S, longitude between 69° 1' 48" E and 70° 13' 11" E, between -100m and 0m of altitude

Time coverage :

  • (sans titre) : between 2011-11 and 2015-12

Taxonomic coverage :

  • Macro-algues et Invertébrés marins benthiques

Administrative metadata

Thomas SaucèdeBiogéosciences
Sébastien MotreuilBiogéosciencesdata collector
Thomas SaucèdeBiogéosciencesdata collector
Publisher : Laboratoire Biogéosciences
Label : Zone Atelier Antarctique et Subantarctique
Science contact : Thomas Saucède website e-mail
Project and funder :
  • Proteker
    • IPEV (Institut polaire français Paul-Emile Victor) (industrial contract)
Access : restricted
Access details :
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Technical metadata

Formats : application/pdf, application/, application/x-shapefile, image/jpeg, video/mp4
Data acquisition methods :
  • Observational data : Thermoenregistreurs (pas de temps 1 h) de la température de l'eau de mer à -5 et -15 m Inventaire d'espèces marines par échantillonnage en plongée, chalut et images en plongée et ROV
Datatype : Dataset
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