InterRidge promotes interdisciplinary, international studies of oceanic spreading centers by creating a global research community, planning and coordinating new science programs that no single nation can achieve alone, exchanging scientific information, and sharing new technologies and facilities. InterRidge is dedicated to reaching out to the public, scientists and governments, and to providing a unified voice for ocean ridge researchers worldwide.

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2015 Vienna | Austria | 12 – 17 April 2015

The EGU General Assembly 2015 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.

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10-day international Summer Course on best practices for selected biogeochemical sensors

We would like to remind you that the deadline for 

Call for bids to host the next InterRidge Office, 2016 - 2018

In January 2016 the InterRidge Office is due to rotate under the appointment of a new Chair. All interested Members of InterRidge are invited to submit bids to host the new office and nominations for the new Chair. The full call for bids is posted on the IR website:

The following conditions apply:

Seafloor Observatories: Design, Results, and Integration

EGU session on Seafloor Observatories OS4.7:Seafloor Observatories: Design, Results, and Integration Convener: Mairi Best | Co-Conveners: Robert Weller , Henry Ruhl , Jean-Francois Rolin , Martin Scherwath A growing number of seafloor observatories around the world provide power and communications for (near)-real-time monitoring of environmental processes across the geosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere. A key strength of observatory design is its ability to address interdisciplinary objectives simultaneously across temporal and spatial scales.

Indian Ocean Crust and Mantle Drilling

Scientific Ocean Drilling in the Indian Ocean Crust & Mantle May 13th to 16th, 2015 in Woods Hole MA, USA

The workshop will bring together scientists interested in the Indian ocean lower crust and mantle

Two Vacancies at WESTPAC Office, Bangkok, Thailand

The WESTPAC Office is seeking two passionate, enthusiastic and capable Programme Officers, respectively on marine biodiversity, and ocean observations. It would be much appreciated if you could further circulate this info to your network and reach those who you think are suitable and competitive. Should you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact me at

Marine Phyto/Microbial Ecologist in NIWA, Based in Wellington, New Zealand, Full-time, permanent

NIWA is a dynamic research organisation whosepurpose is to enhance the economic value and sustainable management of New Zealand's aquatic resources and environments, and to provide better understanding of climate and the oceans to improve the safety and wellbeing of New Zealanders.

Position for the project of Development of New-Generation Research Protocol for Submarine Resources.

The team for Ecosystem Observation and Evaluation Methodology Research in Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) is recruiting the project positions  for interdisciplinary study of mechanisms of marine ecosystem dynamics and methodology of assessment protocols for ecosystem changes included seafloor development and deep-sea minings. We seek highly qualified specialists with broad knowledge and experience on marine science. The flowing is the major  research subjects and disciplines, e.g. marine ecology, microbial ecology, geochemistry, ocean chemistry, genomics, metagenomics, bioinfomatics, theoretical ecology, mathematical science, GIS. 

On a detail of this recruitment, please check the following JAMSTEC web site,

Hard Copy IR New letter Registration

According to the discussion in the Steering Committee meetin held in Beijing, the InterRidge Newsletter will only be sent to institutes rather than individuals, please register your institution here.

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Pre-AGU workshop on Hard Rock drilling by CHIKYU

Dear all who are interested in Hard Rock drilling into the ocean floor,

We would like to announce a Pre-AGU workshop on Hard Rock drilling by CHIKYU from 1 PM to 5:30 PM on December 14th in San Francisco. 

The main goals of the workshop are (1) to share information about the current and/or future proposals and related concerns using CHIKYU and (2) to discuss pre proposal on the western Pacific outer rise to be submitted to the IODP in Spring 2015