The Census of Antarctic Marine Life: The First Available Baseline for Antarctic Marine Biodiversity

  • Stefano SchiaparelliEmail author
  • Bruno Danis
  • Victoria Wadley
  • D. Michael Stoddart
Part of the From Pole to Pole book series (POLE)


The Census of Antarctic Marine Life (CAML, was a 5-year long international project that focused the attention on the ice-bound oceans of Antarctica during the International Polar Year (IPY) in 2007–08, bringing together researchers from 30 different countries and more than 50 institutions. It was one of the fifteen IPY-endorsed biological projects devoted to Antarctica (Project #83) and coordinated field operations of 18 research voyages in Antarctica during IPY and/or within the CAML life-span.


Southern Ocean Marine Biodiversity Biodiversity Data British Antarctic Survey International Polar Year 
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CAML gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance received from CoML for coordination, without which international workshops and coordination meetings would not have been possible. It also acknowledges the support from National Antarctic Programmes which provided ship time. IPY and CoML together provided a unique set of conditions for this important research to be undertaken. This is CAML contribution #79.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano Schiaparelli
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bruno Danis
    • 2
  • Victoria Wadley
    • 3
  • D. Michael Stoddart
    • 4
  1. 1.Di.S.T.A.V.: University of GenovaGenoaItaly
  2. 2.Antarctic Biodiversity Information Facility (ANTABIF)BrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.Australian Antarctic DivisionKingstonAustralia
  4. 4.Institute for Marine and Antarctic StudiesUniversity of TasmaniaHobartAustralia

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