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The University of Aberdeen Oceanlab, University of Aberdeen, Main Street, Newburgh, AB41 6AA, UK
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Jamieson AJ, Linley T, Craig J (submitted) Baited camera survey of deep-sea demersal fishes of the West African oil provinces off Angola: 1200-2500m depth, East Atlantic Ocean. Marine Environmental Research 

Aguzzi J., Fanelli E., Ciuffardi T., Schirone A., Craig J. & KM3NeT-Italia/NEMO Collaboration (2017) Inertial bioluminescence rhythms at the Capo Passero (KM3NeT-Italia) site, Central Mediterranean Sea) site, Central Mediterranean SeaScientific Reports 7: 44938. doi:10.1038/srep44938

Craig J., Priede I.G., Aguzzi J., Company J.B., Jamieson A.J. (2015) Abundant bioluminescent sources of low light intensity in the deep Mediterranean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean. Mar Biol 162: 1637-1649 DOI: 10.1007/s00227-015-2700-2

Craig J., Youngbluth M., Jamieson A.J., Priede I.G. (2015) Near seafloor bioluminescence, macrozooplankton and macroparticles at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Deep-Sea Res. I, 98, 62-75.

Holford A (on behalf of the KM3NeT Consortium), van Haren H, Craig J, Priede IG (2015) Sub-sea environmental observatory integrated with the KM3NeT neutrino telescope infrastructure in the Mediterranean Sea. In: Favali P, Beranzoli L, de Santis A. Seafloor Observatories: A New Vision of the Earth from the Abyss, Springer & Praxis Publishing Ltd., UK

Mazzei L, Marini S, Craig J, Aguzzi J, Fanelli E, Priede IG (2014) Automated Video Imaging System for Counting Deep-sea Bioluminescence Organisms Events. Computer Vision for Analysis of Underwater Imagery (CVAUI), 2014 ICPR Workshop, Stockholm, Sweden. p. 57-64

Priede, IG., Bergstad, OA., Miller, PI., Vecchione, M., Gebruk, A., Falkenhaug, T., Billett, DSM., Craig, J., et al. (2013). 'Does Presence of a Mid-Ocean Ridge Enhance Biomass and Biodiversity?'.PLoS ONE, vol 8, no. 5, e61550. 

Jamieson A.J., Priede I.G., Craig J. (2012) Distinguishing between the abyssal macrourids Coryphaenoides yaquinae and C. armatus from in situ photography. Deep-Sea Res. I, 64, 78-85.

Craig J., Jamieson A.J., Bagley P.M., Priede I.G. (2011) Naturally occurring bioluminescence on the deep sea floor. J. Mar. Syst. 88(4): 563–567

Craig J., Jamieson A.J., Bagley P.M. & Priede I.G. (2011) Seasonal variation of deep-sea bioluminescence in the Ionian Sea. Nuclear Instr. Meth. Physics Res. A, doi:10.1016/j.nima.2010.04.074.

Craig J., Jamieson A.J., Hutson R., Zuur A.F. & Priede I.G. (2010) Factors influencing the abundance of deep pelagic bioluminescent zooplankton in the Mediterranean Sea. Deep-Sea Res. I. 57, 1474-1484

Craig J., Jamieson A.J, Heger A., Priede I.G. (2009) Distribution of bioluminescent organisms in the Mediterranean Sea and predicted effects on a deep-sea neutrino telescope. Nuclear Instr. Meth. Physics Res. A, 602, 224-226.

Priede I.G., Jamieson A.J., Heger A., Craig J., Zuur A.F. (2008) The potential influence of bioluminescence from marine animals on a deep-sea underwater neutrino telescope array in the Mediterranean sea. Deep Sea Res. I, 55, 1474-1483.


Craig J. (2014) Deep-sea scavenging fish and invertebrates of the Angolan margin: Block 18 (Report for BP Angola), 49pp. University of Aberdeen.

Craig J. (2014) Deep-sea scavenging fish and invertebrates of the Angolan margin: Block 19 (Report for BP Angola), 38pp. University of Aberdeen.

Craig J. (2014) Deep-sea scavenging fish and invertebrates of the Angolan margin: Block 31 (Report for BP Angola), 35pp. University of Aberdeen.

Craig J. (2014) Deep-sea scavenging fish and invertebrates of the Angolan margin: Block 24 (Report for BP Angola), 32pp. University of Aberdeen.

Craig J. (2014) Deep-sea scavenging megafauna of the Libyan margin (Report for BP Libya), 37pp. University of Aberdeen. 

Craig J., Jamieson A.J., Bagley P.M. (2014) eCon observatory project (Report for Aker Solutions), 38pp. University of Aberdeen. 

Craig J. and Priede I.G. (2012) Bioluminescence – a source of marine energy? The Crown Estate, 27 pages. ISBN: 978-1-906410-32-2.

Craig J (2012) Distribution of deep-sea bioluminescence across the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and Mediterranean Sea: relationships with surface productivity, topography and hydrography. PhD Thesis, University of Aberdeen


Craig J., D. Bailey, R. O'Brien, B.J. Bett, G. Rowe, D.O.B. Jones, H. Ruhl, M. Vardaro, S.J. Chalmers, J.R. Polanski, P. de Susanne, S. Pereira Costa, (February 2017) A 5-year time-lapse study of bioturbation activity in a deep-water oil province (SE Atlantic, 1400 m water depth). Marine Imaging Workshop 2017, Kiel, Germany

Craig J., P. Bagley, D.M. Bailey, B. J. Bett, S. Chalmers, J. Clarke, A.J. Jamieson, D.O.B. Jones, R. O’Brien, I.G. Priede, J. Polanski, G. Rowe, H.A. Ruhl, B.B. Sangolay, K. Smith, A. Walls, (April 2015) DELOS: Deep-Ocean Environmental Long-term Observatory System. Innovation meets industry: FixO3 Technology Cluster Workshop. Ocean Business 2015, Southampton, UK

Craig J., Jamieson A.J., Bagley P.M., Priede I.G. (Sept. 2011) Naturally occurring bioluminescence on the deep sea floor. World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK.

Craig J, Jamieson AJ, Bagley PM, Priede IG. (Oct. 2009) Seasonal variation of pelagic bioluminescence at the neutrino telescope sites NEMO and NESTOR in the Mediterranean Sea. VLVnT09 conference, Athens, Greece

Craig J, Jamieson AJ, Heger A, Hutson R, Priede IG. (March 2009) Deep Sea Bioluminescence: Benthic Hotspots v. Pelagic Drivers. HERMES Final Meeting, Carvoeiro, Faro, Portugal

Craig J, Jamieson AJ, Heger A, Zuur A, Priede IG. (April 2008) Distribution of bioluminescence in the Mediterranean Sea and predicted effects on a neutrino telescope. International Workshop on a Very Large Volume Neutrino Telescope for the Mediterranean Sea (VLVnT08), Toulon, Var, France

Current and recent projects

2013-2017: EU FP7. Fixed Point Open Ocean Observatories Network (FixO3). Lampitt, RS. et al, Aberdeen partners: Chalmers, S., Jamieson, AJ., Craig, J.

2013:Scottish Sensor Systems Centre (S3C) and AkerSolutions. Environmental Monitoring Observatory (eCON) Jamieson, A.J., & Craig, J.

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