InterRidge plays a major role in triggering ridge-related science through its Working Groups (WG). Such WGs are appointed for a limited time on specific ridge-related scientific topics. The InterRidge Office is pleased to announce a call for proposals of new InterRidge Working Groups.
The deep sea lab at Ifremer (Brest, France) developed a citizen science project 'Deep sea spy' to help annotate the thousands of images recorded in hydrothermal vents using the deep-sea observatories EMSO-Azores and Ocean Networks Canada. The images were acquired with the observation modules TEMPO and TEMPO-mini, developed at Ifremer for the study of the temporal dynamics of deep-sea vent benthic communities. The two versions of the module were deployed on the active edifices Eiffel Tower in the Atlantic (Lucky Strike, Mid-Atlantic Ridge) and Grotto in the NorthEast Pacific (Main Endeavor Field, Juan de Fuca).
The InterRidge office has recently relocated from Beijing to Paris. The Office is hosted by the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (see www.ipgp.fr) and is led by two co-chairs Jérôme Dyment (IPGP) and Nadine Le Bris (Université Pierre et Marie Curie - UPMC). The coordinator is Kamil Szafrański.
France wins the bid to host the next InterRidge Office, 2016 - 2018 during the 2015 InterRidge StComm Meeting held on 28th September, 2015 in Hangzhou. Professors Jérôme Dyment (IPGP and CNRS, Paris, France) and Nadine LeBris (Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, France) will team up to lead of the new InterRidge office during 2016-2018. Congratulations to France.
The deadline to submit an abstract has been extended to 18 September, 2015
InterRidge and KOPRI (Korea Polar Research Institute) are hosting the second Circum-Antarctic Ridges Workshop at Songo, Incheon, South Korea, during October 12 – 15, 2015.
More information is available at https://ircar.kopri.re.kr
Conveners Sung-Hyun Park (Korea Polar Research Institute)
Seung-Sep Kim (Chungnam National University, Korea)
On 11 September 2014, a Chinese delegation headed by Mr.
The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program has begun accepting applications for scientific participants on Expedition 349 to the South China Sea aboard the JOIDES Resolution in January-March 2014.
This expedition will focus on the timing and mechanisms of opening of the South China Sea, and its implications for East Asian and western Pacific tectonic and paleoenvironmental evolution.
The Chief Scientists on the OCEANOGRAFLUX cruise are offering a spare berth to an early-career scientist and InterRidge is supporting this with a cruise bursary, which will pay for the person's flights and a hotel night if necessary. There are no other costs onboard.