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DataSHIELD: taking the analysis to the data, not the data to the analysis
Background: Research in modern biomedicine and social science requires sample sizes so large that they can often only be achieved through a pooled co-analysis of data from several studies. But theExpand
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.
With increasing demand for mineral resources, extraction of polymetallic sulphides at hydrothermal vents, cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts at seamounts, and polymetallic nodules on abyssal plainsExpand
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
Identification of benthic megafauna is commonly based on analysis of physical samples or imagery acquired by cameras mounted on underwater platforms. Physical collection of samples is difficult,Expand
Data harmonization and federated analysis of population-based studies: the BioSHaRE project
The BioSHaRE (Biobank Standardisation and Harmonisation for Research Excellence in the European Union) project aims to address these issues by building a collaborative group of investigators and developing tools for data harmonization, database integration and federated data analyses. Expand
Association of deep-sea incirrate octopods with manganese crusts and nodule fields in the Pacific Ocean
Incirrate octopods (those without fins) are among the larger megafauna inhabiting the benthic environments of all oceans, commonly in water depths down to about 3,000 m. They are known to protect andExpand
In situ development of a methanotrophic microbiome in deep-sea sediments
Emission of the greenhouse gas methane from the seabed is globally controlled by marine aerobic and anaerobic methanotrophs gaining energy via methane oxidation. However, the processes involved inExpand