News

Welcome to new IR coordinator.

The next Coordinator of InterRidge will be Dr Zengxi Ge, who is based at Peking University. His research interests are in geophysics, including seismic wave propagation and imaging in inhomogeneous media and he will continue in his faculty position whilst combining the role of IR Coordinator.

Call for applications to join IODP Expedition 349 to South China Sea

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. 

Cruise bursary available for OCEANOGRAFLUX cruise to MAR, June 2013

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.

InterRidge Office is now based at Peking University, China

On 1st January 2013, the InterRidge Office relocated to Peking University, China, under the leadership of Prof. John Chen (Chair). The Co-Chair is Jiabiao Li, of the Second Institute of Oceanography, Hangzhou. The InterRidge community wishes John and Jiabiao every success in their hosting of the InterRidge Office. The new coordinator is expected to be announced shortly.

InterRidge News 2012 now online

This year's InterRidge News is now online at: http://www.interridge.org/files/interridge/InterRidge%20News%202012-sm.pdf.  It features InterRidge's Third Decadal Plan, science articles, national reports, news on conferences and how InterRidge has supported scientists via fellowships and bursaries. If you would like a hard copy (and are not on the mailing list for this), please write in to the IR Office (coordinator@interridge.org).

Call for new InterRidge Coordinator at Peking University, China

We are soliciting applications for a position as the Scientific Coordinator for InterRidge (IR) Office at Peking University, China. This is a 3-year appointment that could start as early as at January 1, 2013 when the current IR Office at Southampton, UK officially moves to Peking University, China and will end at December 31, 2015 when the IR Office will be rotated out of China. Qualifications for this position include a native English speaker, a recent Ph.D. preferentially majored in marine geoscience or bioscience, excellent writing and communication skills, well organized, etc.

InterRidge granted observer status at the ISA

InterRidge has been granted observer status at the ISA, allowing InterRidge to be present at public meetings of the Assembly and by invitation, to make oral statements on issues of concern, although it will not be able to participate in decision-making. This increases our links with the ISA and will strengthen our ability to engage with developing countries, which remains one of InterRidge’s main challenges.

SCOR Newsletter March 2012

SCOR Newsletter 21 - contains important information about proposals for new working groups, nominations for the 2012 SCOR Officer elections, and an update on recent SCOR publications and events.

ISA approves two applications for exploration licences for polymetallic sulphides

The ISA has approved two plans of work for exploration for polymetallic sulphides in the international deep seabed Area. China Ocean Minerals Resources Research and Development Association (COMRA), and the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment of the Russian Federation which submitted their applications on 7 May 2010 and on 24 December 2010 respectively.

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