InterRidge-sponsored meeting: Ridge and Hotspots around the Mascarene Islands: present activity, past evolution

This meeting will take place on 3-7 Sept 2012 and will cover:
- Mid ocean ridges processes: volcanism, tectonics, and hydrothermalism
- Hotspots, ridges, and their interactions
- The fate of volcanic islands: from construction to destruction with a focus on the Mascarene Islands and the nearby Indian Ocean.

Further details and registration form 

Workshop: Ocean Mantle Dynamics: from Spreading Center to Subduction Zone

The above meeting will be held on 4-6 October 2011 at AORI, Tokyo, Japan, with an optional field trip on 2 October. Registration is now open and attendees are encouraged to post their interest as soon as possible. All details are available from the Japanese website.

In this meeting, there will be a focus on three objectives of crustal and mantle imaging, with an emphasis on mantle dynamics:

Workshop: "Ocean Mantle Dynamics: from Spreading Center to Subduction Zone"

Workshop Report - posted Nov 2011

Workshop abstracts

Background and Objectives

What have and can we derive from crustal and mantle imaging beneath the ocean together with laboratory and numerical studies?

InterRidge participates at KOPRI's 16th International Symposium on Polar Sciences

On June 10-11, the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) hosted the 16th International Symposium on Polar Sciences in Incheon, Korea. The symposium brought together ~144 scientists from the broad fields of both ridge and climate research, representing 11 countries around the globe. The meeting was timely, with the expected launch this week of the new Korean research icebreaker R/V Araon, with sea trials planned for November 2009.

Scientific questions and recommendations from the InterRidge Seafloor Mineralization Working Group

The InterRidge Working Group on Seafloor Mineralization (SMWG) has developed three groups of questions and recommendations to advance the scientific knowledge of seafloor massive sulfide (SMS) deposits:
What are the spatial controls on hydrothermal activity and SMS deposition?
What are the timescales for the evolution of SMS deposits?
What are the changes in biological communities that occur during the evolution of an SMS deposit?
Recommendations range from developing a list of criteria to quantify the extent of activity at a hydrothermal vent site, to using cutting‐edge technology to locate and characterize inactive deposits, to encouraging biological studies of inactive and extinct SMS deposits.
PDF file: InterRidge Seafloor Mineralization Working Group - 2009 Meeting Report

Goldschmidt Conference 2008

07/13/2008 12:00
07/18/2008 12:00

There are several sessions of interest to InterRidge at the upcoming Goldschmidt Conference to be held in Vancouver, Canada, 13-18 July 2008(
Abstract deadline: March 1st.

Session 6a: Ridges and Geochemical Mapping of the Mantle
Session 10e: Mechanisms and time scales of crustal assimilation
Session 15c: Hydrothermal systems in ultramafic rocks
Session 15e: Quantifying the chemical exchange between the oceanic lithosphere and oceans

World Conference on Marine Biodiversity

11/11/2008 15:00
11/15/2008 15:00

World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, Valencia, Spain, 11-15 Nov. 2008

GLOBEC-EUROCEANS-FAO Symposium "Coping with global change in marine social-ecological systems"

07/08/2008 10:00
07/10/2008 10:00

GLOBEC-EUROCEANS-FAO Symposium "Coping with global change in marine social-ecological systems"
Rome, Italy, 8-10 July 2008

Marine ecosystem changes have impacts on, and consequences for, the human communities that depend on these systems, and how these human communities respond to these changes can have reciprocal impacts on marine ecosystems. These two highly inter-connected and interactive "ecological" (including physical-biological sub-systems) and "human" (including cultural, management, economic, and socio-political sub-systems) components are, however, usually studied independently from each other, and by different scientific disciplines with largely different scientific traditions ("natural" scientists; "social"` scientists and humanists).

5th Asia Oceania Geosciences Society Conference (AOGS 2008)

06/16/2008 10:00
06/20/2008 10:00

5th Asia Oceania Geosciences Society Conference, AOGS 2008,
Busan, Korea, June 16-20, 2008
NEW Abstract deadline - February 7, 2008

R2K Community-Wide Science Meeting and MAR ISS Workshop

03/25/2008 10:00
03/28/2008 10:00

From 25-28 March 2008 the U.S. Ridge 2000 (R2K) Office will be hosting a two-day community-wide science meeting, followed by a two-day Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR) Integrated Studies Site (ISS)-specific workshop in Portland, Oregon.
Registration deadline: 25 January 2008.

EGU General Assembly 2008

04/13/2008 12:00
04/18/2008 12:00

European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 13-18 April 2008
Deadline Abstract Submission: 14 January 2008.

InterRidge-related sessions:
BG6.04: Session co-sponsored by InterRidge: Biogeochemical interactions in chemosynthetic deep-sea ecosystems: methods, tools and strategies
GM6.2: Session co-sponsored by InterRidge: Seafloor expression of tectonic and geomorphic processes
GD6: Structure and dynamics of mid-ocean ridges
GD7: Tracing hydrothermal circulation at mid-ocean ridges using geochemistry, geophysics and modeling
OS22/BG6.6/GMPV37/MPRG16/TS11: From Mantle to Ocean: Energy, material and life cycles at mid ocean spreading axes

SCAR/IASC IPY Open Science Conference

07/08/2008 12:00
07/11/2008 12:00

Polar Research - Arctic and Antarctic Perspectives in the International Polar Year, St. Petersburg, Russia, July 8th – 11th, 2008

Sponsored by: Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), International Arctic Science Committee (IASC).

2008 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting

07/29/2008 12:00
08/01/2008 12:00

2008 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting

Cairns, Australia, 29 July–1 August 2008
For more information, please see:

Deadline for registration, housing, tours: 20 June 2008.

33rd International Geological Congress, Oslo, Norway

08/06/2008 23:00
08/14/2008 23:00
Geoscience World Congress 2008
“Earth System Science: Foundation for Sustainable Development"
For more information, please see:

Several symposia at the 33rd International Geological Congress are of interest to InterRidge scientists.
Abstract submission deadline EXTENDED to 29 February 2008.

AGU 2008 Joint Assembly

05/27/2008 12:00
05/30/2008 12:00

AGU 2008 Joint Assembly, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 27–30 May 2008

The 2008 Joint Assembly - a partnership among AGU, AAGG, CIGMEX, GS, MSA, SBGf, SEG, SPD/AAS and UMEC.
Pre-registration deadline: 18 April 2008