In the Atlantic Ocean, one of the best-studied deep-sea regions is the Azores Triple Junction and surrounding platform. This area is considered a hotspot of biodiversity, biogeochemical and oceanographic processes.
The Azores Sea has been a major focus of interest and involvement of scientists and institutions throughout recent decades. This enabled the development of multidisciplinary international partnerships to study geology, ecology, biology, biotechnology, engineering and associated technology. The Azores Academy has itself a well-established body of scientists, technicians and laboratories that enable and cultivate national and international cooperation.
This Exhibition, which will be open on the 3rd floor of the European Parliament, is fully dedicated to the outstanding contributions of the Rebikoff-Niggeler Foundation in the filming and sampling of marine life in the Azores region. With the submersible LULA1000 and the catamaran "Ada Rebikoff", RNF has been filming species not previously documented behaving in their own world.
The Workshop intends to introduce the work carried out in different areas of knowledge in the study of the deep-sea in the Azores by scientists and engineers during previous decades.