Deep-sea biodiversity and ecosystems

Sybille van den Hove, Vincent Moreau

The intention of this report is to raise awareness of the deep-sea and the impacts and pressures this unique environment faces from human activities. We are confident that this report provides substantial input to the ongoing discussions about vulnerable deep- and high-sea ecosystems and biodiversity, so that action will be taken to preserve the oldest and largest biome on Earth – before it is too late.