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DataSHIELD: taking the analysis to the data, not the data to the analysis
The technical implementation of DataSHIELD is described, using a modified R statistical environment linked to an Opal database deployed behind the computer firewall of each DC, which is currently used by the Healthy Obese Project and the Environmental Core Project for the federated analysis of 10 data sets across eight European countries. Expand
Fluid flow regimes and growth of a giant pockmark
Pockmarks are seafloor depressions commonly associated with fluid escape from the seabed and are believed to contribute noticeably to the transfer of methane into the ocean and ultimately intoExpand
Resilience of benthic deep-sea fauna to mining activities.
While densities and diversities of some taxa can recover to or even exceed pre-disturbance levels, community composition remains affected after decades, and community shifts that persist over geological timescales at mined sites are identified. Expand
First hyperspectral imaging survey of the deep seafloor: High-resolution mapping of manganese nodules
Abstract Hyperspectral seafloor surveys using airborne or spaceborne sensors are generally limited to shallow coastal areas, due to the requirement for target illumination by sunlight. Deeper marineExpand
First evidence of widespread active methane seepage in the Southern Ocean, off the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia
An extensive submarine cold-seep area was discovered on the northern shelf of South Georgia during R/V Polarstern cruise ANT-XXIX/4 in spring 2013. Hydroacoustic surveys documented the presence ofExpand
Megafaunal distribution and assessment of total methane and sulfide consumption by mussel beds at Menez Gwen hydrothermal vent, based on geo-referenced photomosaics
Abstract The Menez Gwen hydrothermal vents, located on the flanks of a small young volcanic structure in the axial valley of the Menez Gwen seamount, are the shallowest known vent systems on theExpand
Underwater hyperspectral imaging as an in situ taxonomic tool for deep-sea megafauna
It is shown how an Underwater Hyperspectral Imager (UHI) can be used as an alternative in situ taxonomic tool for benthic megafauna, allowing marine organisms to be identified based on specific optical fingerprints. Expand
Data harmonization and federated analysis of population-based studies: the BioSHaRE project
The results from this pilot project show that, given a strong collaborative relationship between participating studies, it is possible to seamlessly co-analyse internationally harmonized research databases while allowing each study to retain full control over individual-level data. Expand
Association of deep-sea incirrate octopods with manganese crusts and nodule fields in the Pacific Ocean
The brooding behavior of the octopods the authors observed suggests that, like the sponges, they may also be susceptible to habitat loss following the removal of nodule fields and crusts by commercial exploitation. Expand
In situ development of a methanotrophic microbiome in deep-sea sediments
The observed functional succession provides a framework for the response time and recovery of complex methanotrophic communities after disturbances of the deep-sea bed. Expand