TrawledSeas addresses the hypothesis that anthropogenic activity modifies the large-scale morphology of the deep seafloor. To validate such a hypothesis, the morphology of trawled and untrawled areas will be compared to identify and quantify the signature of bottom trawling. The main objectives are:
Develop a methodological approach to quantify the morphological signature of bottom trawling at fine and mesoscale by comparing the morphology of trawled and untrawled areas; and
Characterise the differential impact of trawling on the seafloor, in terms of extent, rates and volume change in different geologic and climatic settings.