Conference of presentation of the 2022 RAMOGE Exploration Campaign

Since 2015, the RAMOGE Agreement has conducted exploration campaigns in deep-sea areas of ecological or biological interest, such as canyons and seamounts. The goal is to inventory the ecosystems of these little-known environments and promote appropriate management measures. Three campaigns have already taken place in 2015, 2018, and 2022. The reports of the first two are available on the RAMOGE website.

The presentation of the 2022 campaign report took place on Friday, June 7, 2024, in Genoa. Researchers and representatives from the three countries presented the main findings. Sites up to 500 meters deep were explored (2 in France, 2 in Italy, 1 in Monaco) using an ROV aboard the Italian ISPRA ship “Astrea.”

Find now a scientific article published in 2024 on the observation and distribution of the dragonfish Stomias boa in the Ligurian Sea: Giusti, M., Angiolillo, M., Consalvo, I. et al. Distribution and in vivo Observations of the Boa Dragonfish Stomias boa (Stomiidae) in Deep-Sea Canyon Ecosystems of the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea. J. Ichthyol. (2024).

The documents related to this exploration campaign will be available soon.