Deep-sea grenadier fish, Nezumia sp. (© NOCS 2006) Deep-sea grenadier fish, Nezumia sp. (© NOCS 2006)
Deep-sea grenadier fish, Nezumia sp. (© NOCS 2006)
Deep-sea grenadier fish, Nezumia sp. (© NOCS 2006)
Deep-sea grenadier fish, Nezumia sp. (© NOCS 2006) Deep-sea grenadier fish, Nezumia sp. (© NOCS 2006) Deep-sea grenadier fish, Nezumia sp. (© NOC 2006)
Deep-sea grenadier fish, Nezumia sp. (© NOCS 2006)
 

About the image database

The deepseascape.org website provides a relational database available online since June 2006. The aim of the database is to provide images of the UKs deep-sea habitats for educational purposes and for use by the media, NGOs, decision makers, educators and the general public with the aim to raise awareness of the biology, conservation and threats to UK deepwater habitats and species.

Research cruises and surveys are continuously being undertaken around the UK and therefore this image database is in active development and new images will be included as and when they are received. At the moment, the image database includes data and 160 images from the SEA 4 area of the UKs deepwater (see here ). We are currently adding more images from our own collections and from the areas on the interactive maps that may currently appear empty.

The image database was first designed and built in MS Access by Maria Baker & Tammy Horton (NOC, UK).The database was then transferred to MySQL by Peter Watson (NOC, UK) and is now maintained and updated in MySQL/PHP. The interface and search facility were designed by Tammy Horton, Maria Baker & Peter Watson (NOC, UK). The database is held in the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (UK).

The images have been collected from many different surveys and research cruises and the best ones selected for inclusion here. We have provided the images as relatively good resolution (to enable you to see what you are looking at) but not high enough to create posters from! Please do not to use the images for any commercial purposes. If you do wish to use our images please write to us directly and ask for permission (see about us for contact details). All image copyright remains with the photographer (included in the metadata with each image).

Finally, we would like to ask you that you acknowledge deepseascape.org whenever you use images from the database for your presentations and publications. The future of deepseascape.org and similar projects depends on whether they are valued by users. If you find these images useful for your work, please acknowledge us. If you wish to use images for your publications, please ask permission first and send us the literature citation for our records. If we agree to you using the images then we can provide you with a high resolution copy.

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