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Ana Hilário e Sofia Ramalho, investigadoras do CESAM, integram uma equipa de cientistas numa expedição ao Ártico

Ana Hilário e Sofia Ramalho, investigadoras do CESAM, integram uma equipa de cientistas numa expedição ao Ártico

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An international and multidisciplinary team of 36 scientists and engineers, with the assistance of the officers and crew of the vessel, will conduct the first full-scale multidisciplinary investigation of deep (4000 m) hydrothermal vents under permanent ice cover in the Arctic, investigating the Aurora vent field (82.5°N) in the Gakkel Ridge.

HACON - HOT VENTS IN AN ICE-COVERED OCEAN - will unravel the geochemical and physical processes that shape the Aurora biological communities and assess the role played by the Gakkel Ridge in connectivity of chemosynthesis-based ecosystems between ocean basins. The project will provide empirical robust data of a pristine system prior to expected climate-change variations and increased human activities in the Arctic region.

https://haconfrinatek.com/

Alexander Eeg - photography credits

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