Simons Foundation - Postdoctoral Fellowships in Marine Microbial Ecology


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.

Spare berth on SMARTIES Cruise

French research cruise SMARTIES of RV “Pourquoi Pas?” and deep-sea submersible “Nautile” will take place between 12 July and 24 August 2019 on the intersection of the Mid-Atlandtic Ridge axis and the Romanche Transform Fault. Port calls will be on the Cape Verde Islands.

Review paper published by the "Hydrothermal energy transfer and the ocean carbon cycle" SCOR-IR WG members

Le Bris N, Yücel M, Das A, Sievert SM, LokaBharathi P and Girguis PR (2019) Hydrothermal Energy Transfer and Organic Carbon Production at the Deep Seafloor. Front. Mar. Sci. 5:531. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00531

This review has been initiated from the works of the SCOR-InterRidge working group “Hydrothermal energy transfer and the ocean carbon cycle” lead by N. Le Bris and C. R. German, with P. Lokabharathi, S.M. Sievert, and P. Girguis also being members.

"Critical raw materials based on marine minerals: New frontiers and challenges" session at Goldschmidt 2019

Javier Gonzalez, Pierre Josso and Irene Zananiri are excited to announce that they will be hosting a session at Goldschmidt 2019 in Barcelona (18 – 23 of August 2019) entitled:

“Critical raw materials based on marine minerals: New frontiers and challenges”

InterRidge Student and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2019

The InterRidge Office is pleased to announce the launch of call for Student and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in 2019. As part of InterRidge’s mission to promote international, collaborative, and interdisciplinary studies of oceanic spreading centers, we invite proposals for InterRidge Student and Postdoctoral Fellowships of up to 5000 US$ each.

Working Group on Seamounts and Islands - workshop information

The first workshop of the IR Working group on mid-ocean ridge islands and seamounts will be convened over three days (19 to 21 September 2019) in which participants will be able to exchange thoughts on priorities for research on seamounts and islands near to mid-ocean ridges. It will cover all geological, biology and oceanographic processes. The workshop will be hosted by the Instituto Hidrográfico, Lisbon (Portugal), within the beautiful grounds of a previous convent (Convento Trinas).