Opendata, web and dolomites


Benthic diagenesis and microbiology of hadal trenches

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "HADES" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
address: CAMPUSVEJ 55
city: ODENSE M
postcode: 5230

contact info
title: n.a.
name: n.a.
surname: n.a.
function: n.a.
email: n.a.
telephone: n.a.
fax: n.a.

 Coordinator Country Denmark [DK]
 Total cost 3˙185˙000 €
 EC max contribution 3˙185˙000 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2014-ADG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-01-01   to  2020-12-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET DK (ODENSE M) coordinator 3˙027˙500.00


 Project objective

With this project, called HADES, we aim to provide the first detailed, combined analysis of benthic diagenesis and microbial ecology of some of the deepest oceanic trenches on Earth. We argue that deep trenches, some of the most remote, extreme, and scantly explored habitats on Earth, are hotspots of deposition and mineralization of organic material. With the development of novel autonomous in situ instrumentation to overcome large sampling artifacts from decompression, we will i) determine rates of benthic metabolism and the importance of the deep trenches for the marine carbon and nitrogen cycles, ii) explore the unique benthic microbial communities driving these processes, and iii) investigate the proposed great role of virus in regulating microbial performance and carbon cycling in hadal sediments. By comparing trenches from contrasting oceanic settings the project provides a completely novel general analysis of hadal biogeochemistry and the role of deep trenches in the oceans, as well as fundamental new insights into the composition and functioning of microbial communities at extreme pressure.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Daniel Leduc, Zeng Qi Zhao
Phylogenetic position of the parasitic nematode Trophomera (Nematoda, Benthimermithidae): A molecular analysis
published pages: 177-182, ISSN: 1055-7903, DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2018.12.005
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 132 2019-08-29
2019 Autun Purser, Helena Herr, Simon Dreutter, Boris Dorschel, Ronnie N. Glud, Laura Hehemann, Ulrich Hoge, Alan J. Jamieson, Thomas D. Linley, Heather A. Stewart, Frank Wenzhöfer
Depression chains in seafloor of contrasting morphology, Atacama Trench margin: a comment on Marsh et al. (2018)
published pages: 182053, ISSN: 2054-5703, DOI: 10.1098/rsos.182053
Royal Society Open Science 6/3 2019-08-29
2016 Eugenio Rastelli, Antonio Dell’Anno, Cinzia Corinaldesi, Mathias Middelboe, Rachel T. Noble, Roberto Danovaro
Quantification of Viral and Prokaryotic Production Rates in Benthic Ecosystems: A Methods Comparison
published pages: 1-11, ISSN: 1664-302X, DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01501
Frontiers in Microbiology 7 2019-07-04
2017 Peter Stief, Ann Sofie B. Lundgaard, Álvaro Morales-Ramírez, Bo Thamdrup, Ronnie N. Glud
Fixed-Nitrogen Loss Associated with Sinking Zooplankton Carcasses in a Coastal Oxygen Minimum Zone (Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica)
published pages: 152, ISSN: 2296-7745, DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00152
Frontiers in Marine Science 4 2019-07-04
2018 Gunnvør á Norði, Ronnie N. Glud, Knud Simonsen, Eilif Gaard
Deposition and benthic mineralization of organic carbon: A seasonal study from Faroe Islands
published pages: 53-61, ISSN: 0924-7963, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2016.09.005
Journal of Marine Systems 177 2019-07-04
2018 Hideki Kobayashi, Takahiko Nagahama, Wataru Arai, Yohei Sasagawa, Mana Umeda, Tetsutaro Hayashi, Itoshi Nikaido, Hiromi Watanabe, Kazumasa Oguri, Hiroshi Kitazato, Kantaro Fujioka, Yukari Kido, Hideto Takami
Polysaccharide hydrolase of the hadal zone amphipods Hirondellea gigas
published pages: 1123-1133, ISSN: 0916-8451, DOI: 10.1080/09168451.2018.1459178
Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry 82/7 2019-07-04
2017 Niklas J. Lehto, Morten Larsen, Hao Zhang, Ronnie N. Glud, William Davison
A mesocosm study of oxygen and trace metal dynamics in sediment microniches of reactive organic material
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-10179-3
Scientific Reports 7/1 2019-07-04
2017 Frans-Jan W. Parmentier, Torben R. Christensen, Søren Rysgaard, Jørgen Bendtsen, Ronnie N. Glud, Brent Else, Jacobus van Huissteden, Torsten Sachs, Jorien E. Vonk, Mikael K. Sejr
A synthesis of the arctic terrestrial and marine carbon cycles under pressure from a dwindling cryosphere
published pages: 53-69, ISSN: 0044-7447, DOI: 10.1007/s13280-016-0872-8
Ambio 46/S1 2019-07-04
2017 Robert Turnewitsch, Andrew Dale, Niko Lahajnar, Richard S. Lampitt, Kei Sakamoto
Can neap-spring tidal cycles modulate biogeochemical fluxes in the abyssal near-seafloor water column?
published pages: 1-24, ISSN: 0079-6611, DOI: 10.1016/j.pocean.2017.04.006
Progress in Oceanography 154 2019-07-04
2016 Anja Kamp, Peter Stief, Laura A. Bristow, Bo Thamdrup, Ronnie N. Glud
Intracellular Nitrate of Marine Diatoms as a Driver of Anaerobic Nitrogen Cycling in Sinking Aggregates
published pages: , ISSN: 1664-302X, DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01669
Frontiers in Microbiology 7 2019-07-04
2016 Robert Turnewitsch, Matthew Dumont, Kostas Kiriakoulakis, Sonya Legg, Christian Mohn, Florian Peine, George Wolff
Tidal influence on particulate organic carbon export fluxes around a tall seamount
published pages: 189-213, ISSN: 0079-6611, DOI: 10.1016/j.pocean.2016.10.009
Progress in Oceanography 149 2019-07-04
2016 Ronnie N. Glud, Peter Berg, Henrik Stahl, Andrew Hume, Morten Larsen, Bradley D. Eyre, Perran L. M. Cook
Benthic Carbon Mineralization and Nutrient Turnover in a Scottish Sea Loch: An Integrative In Situ Study
published pages: 443-467, ISSN: 1380-6165, DOI: 10.1007/s10498-016-9300-8
Aquatic Geochemistry 22/5-6 2019-07-04
2017 ASB Lundgaard, AH Treusch, P Stief, B Thamdrup, RN Glud
Nitrogen cycling and bacterial community structure of sinking and aging diatom aggregates
published pages: 85-99, ISSN: 0948-3055, DOI: 10.3354/ame01821
Aquatic Microbial Ecology 79/2 2019-07-04
2016 F. Wenzhöfer, K. Oguri, M. Middelboe, R. Turnewitsch, T. Toyofuku, H. Kitazato, R.N. Glud
Benthic carbon mineralization in hadal trenches: Assessment by in situ O2 microprofile measurements
published pages: 276-286, ISSN: 0967-0637, DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2016.08.013
Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 116 2019-07-04
2018 Gennadi Lessin, Yuri Artioli, Elin Almroth-Rosell, Jerry C. Blackford, Andrew W. Dale, Ronnie N. Glud, Jack J. Middelburg, Roberto Pastres, Ana M. Queirós, Christophe Rabouille, Pierre Regnier, Karline Soetaert, Cosimo Solidoro, Nicholas Stephens, Evgeniy Yakushev
Modelling Marine Sediment Biogeochemistry: Current Knowledge Gaps, Challenges, and Some Methodological Advice for Advancement
published pages: , ISSN: 2296-7745, DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00019
Frontiers in Marine Science 5 2019-07-04
2016 Daniel Leduc, Ashley A. Rowden, Ronnie N. Glud, Frank Wenzhöfer, Hiroshi Kitazato, Malcolm R. Clark
Comparison between infaunal communities of the deep floor and edge of the Tonga Trench: Possible effects of differences in organic matter supply
published pages: 264-275, ISSN: 0967-0637, DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2015.11.003
Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 116 2019-07-04
2016 Morten Larsen, Philipp Lehner, Sergey M. Borisov, Ingo Klimant, Jan P. Fischer, Frank J. Stewart, Donald E. Canfield, Ronnie N. Glud
In situ quantification of ultra-low O 2 concentrations in oxygen minimum zones: Application of novel optodes
published pages: 784-800, ISSN: 1541-5856, DOI: 10.1002/lom3.10126
Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 14/12 2019-07-04
2019 Wenzhoefer, FRank
The Expedition SO261 of the Research Vessel SONNE to the Atacama Trench in the Pacific Ocean in 2018
published pages: 111 p, ISSN: 1866-3192, DOI: 10.2312/bzpm_0729_2019
Berichte zur Polar- und Meeresforschung = Reports on polar and marine research, Bremerhaven, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, 729 , 111 p. 729 2019-05-22
2019 Iván F. Rodil, Karl M. Attard, Joanna Norkko, Ronnie N. Glud, Alf Norkko
Towards a sampling design for characterizing habitat-specific benthic biodiversity related to oxygen flux dynamics using Aquatic Eddy Covariance
published pages: e0211673, ISSN: 1932-6203, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0211673
PLOS ONE 14/2 2019-03-12
2019 Ugo Marzocchi, Sara Benelli, Morten Larsen, Marco Bartoli, Ronnie N. Glud
Spatial heterogeneity and short-term oxygen dynamics in the rhizosphere of Vallisneria spiralis : Implications for nutrient cycling
published pages: 532-543, ISSN: 0046-5070, DOI: 10.1111/fwb.13240
Freshwater Biology 64/3 2019-03-12
2018 Peter Stief, Ann Sofie Birch Lundgaard, Alexander H Treusch, Bo Thamdrup, Hans-Peter Grossart, Ronnie N Glud
Freshwater copepod carcasses as pelagic microsites of dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium
published pages: , ISSN: 1574-6941, DOI: 10.1093/femsec/fiy144
FEMS Microbiology Ecology 94/10 2019-02-26
2018 P Stief, ASB Lundgaard, TG Nielsen, RN Glud
Feeding-related controls on microbial nitrogen cycling associated with the Arctic marine copepod Calanus hyperboreus
published pages: 1-14, ISSN: 0171-8630, DOI: 10.3354/meps12700
Marine Ecology Progress Series 602 2019-02-26
2018 L. Rovelli, K. M. Attard, C. M. Heppell, A. Binley, M. Trimmer, R. N. Glud
Headwater gas exchange quantified from O 2 mass balances at the reach scale
published pages: 696-709, ISSN: 1541-5856, DOI: 10.1002/lom3.10281
Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 16/10 2019-03-01
2018 Min Luo, Ronnie N. Glud, Binbin Pan, Frank Wenzhöfer, Yunping Xu, Gang Lin, Duofu Chen
Benthic Carbon Mineralization in Hadal Trenches: Insights From In Situ Determination of Benthic Oxygen Consumption
published pages: 2752-2760, ISSN: 0094-8276, DOI: 10.1002/2017gl076232
Geophysical Research Letters 45/6 2019-02-26
2019 K. M. Attard, I. F. Rodil, P. Berg, J. Norkko, A. Norkko, R. N. Glud
Seasonal metabolism and carbon export potential of a key coastal habitat: The perennial canopy-forming macroalga Fucus vesiculosus
published pages: 149-164, ISSN: 0024-3590, DOI: 10.1002/lno.11026
Limnology and Oceanography 64/1 2019-02-26
2019 Lorenzo Rovelli, Karl M. Attard, César A. Cárdenas, Ronnie N. Glud
Benthic primary production and respiration of shallow rocky habitats: a case study from South Bay (Doumer Island, Western Antarctic Peninsula)
published pages: 1459-1474, ISSN: 0722-4060, DOI: 10.1007/s00300-019-02533-0
Polar Biology 42/8 2019-08-29

Are you the coordinator (or a participant) of this project? Plaese send me more information about the "HADES" project.

For instance: the website url (it has not provided by EU-opendata yet), the logo, a more detailed description of the project (in plain text as a rtf file or a word file), some pictures (as picture files, not embedded into any word file), twitter account, linkedin page, etc.

Send me an  email ( and I put them in your project's page as son as possible.

Thanks. And then put a link of this page into your project's website.

The information about "HADES" are provided by the European Opendata Portal: CORDIS opendata.

More projects from the same programme (H2020-EU.1.1.)

SUExp (2018)

Strategic Uncertainty: An Experimental Investigation

Read More  


The Mass Politics of Disintegration

Read More  


The Enemy of the Good: Towards a Theory of Moral Progress

Read More