I BIODEEP Meeting (Short summary)
Pre-Project Meeting, Milano-Bicocca
January 19th - 23th 2001
The first BIODEEP meeting was organised in Milano at the Department of Geological Sciences and Geotechnologies of the Milano-Bicocca University.
Participants: Corselli, Gasparoni, Calore, Gerber, Hoog
Short presentation of MODUS characteristics and previous operations; discussion on the needs of microbiologists and on tehnical points.
Participants: Corselli, Gasparoni, Calore, Gerber, Hoog, Bloch
Discussion on the points of the first day, and new aspects (heave effect on MODUS, cable length, problem of the interface, sampling priorities.
Cruise-related logistic aspects
Need of two preliminary technical meeting of the technology group
Need of a meeting, to be fixed about one month before the Cruise (Urania), to define all the technical aspects and to schedule the different operations at sea.
Discussion on the abstract to be sent for CORDIS
Preparation of a brief presentation of MODUS/SCIPACK and all related aspects
Participants: Corselli, Giuliano, Gasparoni, Calore, Gerber, Hoog, De Lange, Thomson, Varnavas, Tselepidis, Brusa, Daffonchio, Bianchi, Tamburini, McGenity, Sass, Bolhuis, Bloch
The meeting started with a presentation of MODUS and SCIPACK
A discussion followed regarding all the aspects considered.
In the afternoon, a presentation of the existing published data of the chemical characteristics of the DHABs was made. This was followed by a discussion on how to simulate such environments, on the necessity of microbiologists to have samples of brines before the Cruise (Urania) in order to simulate the working conditions. Some proposals were then suggested on possible modifications of some instruments to be carried by SCIPACK, in order to obtain a better resolution and a minor contamination at the sea-water/brine interface.
The participants were soon divided in two groups, to better focus on the different aspects and related problems of the Project.
Parallel session A: biology and microbiology
Participants: Giuliano, Tselepidis, Brusa, Daffonchio, Brusetti, Bianchi, Tamburini, McGenity, Sass, Bolhuis
The aim of this meeting was to discuss the sampling strategy and the related problems as well as to better define the contract with the private partner (Proteus).
Parallel session B: geology and geochemistry
Participants: Corselli, De Lange, Thomson, Varnavas
The aim of this session was to define the sampling strategies to be used during the Urania Cruise and the splitting among the partners of the different samples collected.
At the end of each separate session each point was
reported in the plenary session.
Participants: Corselli, Giuliano, De Lange, Thomson, Tselepidis, Brusa, Daffonchio, Bianchi, Tamburini, McGenity, Sass, Bolhuis
In this last day of the meeting all the aspects
related to the budget of each partner were discussed.
A final list concerning all the information to be put in the Web-site of the project was defined
END OF THE MEETING