InterRidge has four main functions:
- 1. build and maintain an interactive international ridge-research community
- 2. identify, through its working groups and the workshops and conferences they organize, the most compelling questions in ridge research and develop program plans to address these questions
- 3. act as a representative body for international ridge scientists in policy discussions
- 4. through education and outreach communicate the importance and excitement of ridge research to the general public and decision makers worldwide.