COMING SOON! A fresh and extended look at SEEF
The Seamount Ecosystem Evaluation Framework (SEEF) is an innovative multidisciplinary tool developed to;
SEEF, initially developed by Pitcher and Bulman (2007) and Pitcher et al. (2007), identifies critical gaps in knowledge and may be used as a guide to develop future research plans for a specific seamount. By systematizing sets of seamount data, it can also promote and assist consistent seamount ecosystem modeling, meta-analysis and, in management, the development of ecosystem-based plans.
SEEF is available to the scientific community and general public through
this SEEF website (www.seamounteef.org),
and through the Seamounts Online initiative (http://seamounts.sdsc.edu). Using this
platform, individuals can update the existing knowledge of a specific seamount,
thus contributing to an improved framework.
The version of the SEEF presented here incorporates revisions to the original schema made among a group of participants at a Seamount Biogeosciences Network Workshop in Scripps Institute of Oceanography in March 2009 (http://earthref.org/events/SBN/2009).
Graphic in header is adapted from art work by Les Gallagher, Horta, Azores