InterRidge fördert die interdisziplinäre und internationale Forschung an den ozeanischen Spreizungszentren durch die Bildung einer weltweiten Forschungsgemeinschaft, durch den Austausch wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisse und die gemeinsame Nutzung von neuen Technologien und Einrichtungen sowie durch die Planung und Koordination neuer Forschungsprogramme, die die Möglichkeiten einzelner Nationen übersteigen. InterRidge sucht ständig den Kontakt zur Öffentlichkeit, zu Wissenschaftlern und Regierungen und fungiert als Sprachrohr für die weltweite Forschungsgemeinde, die an ozeanischen Spreizungszentren arbeitet.

MoMARSAT Cruise 2019 June 10 to July 4

The MoMARSAT2019 cruise on the N/O Pourquoi pas? using the HOV Nautile is the yearly maintenance cruise of the EMSO Azores deep-sea observatory on the Lucky Strike hydrothermal vent field and will take place from 10 June to 4 July 2019.

Workshop "Advances in ocean observations – sustained system for deep-sea meroplankton" in Aveiro (Portugal)

The workshop "Advances in ocean observations – sustained system for deep-sea meroplankton" will take place in Aveiro University (Portugal) from May 27th to 29th 2019.

1st workshop of the IR WG on MOR Islands and Seamounts - call for abstracts

The 1st international workshop organized by the InterRidge Working Group on MOR Islands and Seamounts will be held between 19 and 21 September 2019, in Lisbon (Portugal). The workshop aims to identify priority areas for research in all aspects of islands and seamounts located near to ridges, including geological, oceanographic and biological aspects. Participation in the workshop is open to anybody outside the WG and will involve an extended poster session on the first day.

Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems Initiative by the Moore Foundation

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is launching a new area of research, the Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems Initiative. Over the next nine years, the foundation will invest $140 million to support development of new tools, theory and concepts about aquatic symbioses and to bring different research communities together to learn how symbioses involving microorganisms function, evolve and serve critical ecosystem roles in marine and freshwater environments.

Call for abstracts for the upcoming "InterRidge Workshop on Hydrothermal Ore-forming Processes"

We have a pleasure to announce the call for abstracts for the upcoming "InterRidge Workshop on Hydrothermal Ore-forming Processes", organized by the InterRidge Working Group on Seafloor Massive Sulfides Resource along MOR between 19 and 21 September 2019, in Hangzhou, China. The overall theme of the workshop will be focused on hydrothermal ore-forming processes and the fate of Seafloor Massive Sulfide (SMS) deposits along slow and ultraslow spreading mid-ocean ridge system (MOR).

Simons Foundation - Postdoctoral Fellowships in Marine Microbial Ecology

Opportunity

The Simons Foundation invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships to support research on fundamental problems in marine microbial ecology. The foundation is particularly interested in applicants with training in different fields who want to apply their experience to understanding the role of microorganisms in shaping ocean processes, and vice versa, as well as applicants with experience in modeling or theory development.

International Seminar on Seabed Mining, Madrid (Spain), 7 May 2019

The #GeoERA #MINDeSEA team is pleased to invite you to the full access International Seminar on "SEAFLOOR MINERAL DEPOSITS FOR THE GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT".

Proposal of draft exploitation regulations released by ISA Legal and Technical Commission

The Legal and Technical Commission of the International Seabedauthority (ISA) has released an updated proposal of Draft Regulations on Exploitation of Mineral Resources in the Area.

ISA has led several rounds of global stakeholder consultation over the last five years to develop the draft exploitation regulations, which will regulate exploitation of deep-sea minerals in a way that supports the commercial recovery of seafloor mineral resources with effective protection for the marine environment.

7th International Symposium on Chemosynthesis-Based Ecosystems (CBE7) in 2020 in Brasil

The organizers would like to remind that Brazil will host the 7th International Symposium on Chemosynthesis-Based Ecosystems (CBE7) in 2020. The CBE7 meeting will take place in Guarujá between 24 and 28 August 2020. Please SAVE THE DATES in your calendar!

NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research Federal Funding Opportunity for Ocean Exploration

The NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) is soliciting ocean exploration proposals to address knowledge gaps and support growth in the Nation's Blue Economy and/or to contribute to Seabed 2030 goals. Proposals are being requested on the following three topics:

1st workshop of the IR WG on Seafloor Massive Sulfides Resource along MOR

The 1st international workshop organized by the InterRidge Working Group on Seafloor Massive Sulfides Resource along MOR is going to be held between 19 and 21 September 2019, in Hangzhou (China). The theme is “Hydrothermal ore-forming processes and the fate of SMS deposits along slow and ultraslow spreading MOR”.

Spare berths - short deadlines!

1) Cruise AXIAL aboard the R/V Marcus Langseth Summer 2019

Short report from the 25th Annual Session of the International Seabed Authority

InterRidge was represented by its co-Chair Jérôme Dyment at the first part (25 February – 1 March) of the 25th session of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) held in Kingston (Jamaica).

First iMOVE workshop - short summary

The first InterRidge workshop of 2019 saw the iMOVE working group gather in Bergen, Norway from February 6-8 for their inaugural workshop. iMOVE, which stands for integrated Multidisciplinary Observations in Vent Environments, aims to bring together ridge crest observatory operators and scientists to facilitate data and technology transfer and sharing, and develop new research ideas.

Call for bids to host the next InterRidge Office, 2020-2022

In January 2020 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.