The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) was created in 2004 in response to the issue of bottom trawling on the high seas. The Coalition is made up of scientists, NGOs, intergovernmental organizations and numerous governments. Groundwork was contracted to develop a series of maps for the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition.
Groundwork was contracted to develop a map for the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition that illustrates the predicted distribution of three deep-sea (found at depths of 200 meters or more) habitats in the UK and Irish exclusive economic zones (200 miles offshore) and continental shelves. Click here to download an infographic that illustrates the extent to which these habitats would likely be protected from bottom trawling if the European Union were to adopt a prohibition on bottom trawling below 600m depth or a prohibition below 800m depth. You can explore the details in the interractive online map shown below: