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 next call for applications for InterRidge Student and Postdoctoral Fellowships will be announced in 2020 after the transition of the IR Office to the next host country.

InterRidge Fellows since 2008:

2019: Jakub Ciążela, Guilherme Weber Sampaio de Melo

2018: Simone Pujatti, A. Srinivas Rao, Loes van Dam, Unyime Udoudo Umoh

Meet InterRidge at AGU 2018, let funding agencies know you need InterRidge!

Meet InterRidge at AGU 2018, let funding agencies know you need InterRidge!

Jérôme Dyment, one of the two InterRidge co-chairs, is participating to the AGU meeting during the whole week.  If you have ideas to share about how InterRidge - with its limited budget - can better help you, your research, and your community, feel free to contact us at interridge@ipgp.fr or Jérôme in person at the meeting.

At a time funding agencies are having difficulties to contribute to the program, feel free to drop a short message to let us (and eventually them) know how much you need InterRidge!  Your contribution is appreciated.

EGU 2019 Session: Using and acquiring monitoring data to enhance the knowledge of key oceanic processes and their interactions

EGU 2019 session OS4.8, co-sponsored by EMSOOS4.8: Using and acquiring monitoring data to enhance the knowledge of key oceanic processes and their interactions

Convener: Mathilde Cannat cannat@ipgp.fr
Co-conveners: Juanjo Danobeitia juanjo.danobeitia@emso-eu.org, Truls Johannessen truls@gfi.uib.no, Richard Lampitt r.lampitt@noc.ac.uk, Jaume Piera jpiera@icm.csic.es

The co-conveners of the session OS4.8 at the upcoming EGU (Vienna 7–12 April 2019) encourage you to submit your most recent results. Don’t hesitate to contact them for further details.

7th International Symposium on Deep-Sea Corals

​The International Symposium on Deep-Sea Corals is the premier meeting for scientists, explorers, managers, policymakers, industry specialists and students to exchange ideas and share knowledge of deep-sea and cold-water corals and their ecosystems. Topics of this meeting will include biodiversity, ecology, evolution, environment, climate, fisheries, sponges, associated fauna, mesophotic ecosystems, anthropogenic impacts, technology, and conservation.​

GeoHab 2019 Annual Conference

The GeoHab 2019 Annual Conference will be held in St. Petersburg (Russia) at A. P. Karpinsky Russian Geological Research Institute from 13 to 17 May 2019.

GEOHAB (Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping) is an international association of marine scientists studying geological, biological, and physical oceanographic processes as indicators of benthic habitats and ecosystems and used as proxies for biological communities and species diversity. The GeoHab Community is linking geology and biology.

EGU 2019 Session: Oceanic and continental transform faults: towards a multi-disciplinary approach

Oceanic and continental transform faults: towards a multi-disciplinary approach
Convener: João C. Duarte
Co-Conveners: Daniele Brunelli, Barry Hanan, Marcia Maia, Mathieu Rodriguez

This session is promoted by the Oceanic Transform Faults working group of InterRidge and aims to present recent results on studies of these large features, especially on the rheology, deformation patterns, rupture processes, fluid circulation and physical properties of transform faults. We welcome observational studies on strike-slip and transform faults, both continental and oceanic, on fracture zones and on transform continental margins

Brief report from the SCOR-InterRidge Meeting on "Mid-Ocean Ridges and Other Geological Features of the Indian Ocean"

The Meeting on "Mid-Ocean Ridges and Other Geological Features of the Indian Ocean" Organized jointly by Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research & InterRidge, hosted jointly by CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography & ESSO-National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research took place on 14 - 16 November 2018 in Goa (India). The workshop was attended by 128 scientists. Ten international attendants and 17 young scientists from India were supported with travel awards funded jointly by SCOR & InterRidge.

EGU 2019 Session: A multidisciplinary approach to understand the Geology of the Azores (co-organized) PICO session

A multidisciplinary approach to understand the Geology of the Azores (co-organized) PICO session

Convener: Fátima Viveiros

Co-conveners: Christoph Beier , Ulrich Kueppers , Jose Pacheco , Zhongwei Zhao