Technical Scientific Research Committees (TSRCs) support the development of standards in methods and measurements, which are critical to delivering a dataset that will form the basis of the development of ecosystem models to assess cumulative impacts. Building on earlier efforts under the Census of Marine Life programmes and other more recent initiatives, Challenger 150 works with the Deep Ocean Observing Strategy and other Ocean Decade Programmes to move researchers closer on standards in working practices. In addition, the TSRCs assess the potential of new technologies to support deep-sea science making it more accessible, through either lower cost, or opening up of novel lines of enquiry. The TSRC are currently under development and will be established shortly.

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