Scientific Glossary

Glossary of terms and abbreviations relevant to the International Seabed Authority and the documents it produces

Please note that this is a constantly evolving document.

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Vegematic Box Core

Sample taken with a vegematic box corer.

Vegematic Box Corer

A type of box corer with internal vertical dividers to enable sub-sampling and also to reduce sediment disturbance by the corer.


An organism with a backbone or spinal column, such as humans or fish. Compare to invertebrate.


French Remotely Operated Vehicle.