Recently Prof. Roger Searle, University of Durham have published a book Mid-Ocean Ridges.
InterRidge continues support of cruise travel bursaries. These are to enable early career, ridge-crest scientists to participate in mid-ocean ridge research cruises. Up to $2000 USD will be awarded for travel and subsistence costs to facilitate embarkation and disembarkation.
The InterRidge Office is calling for articles to be included in this year's InterRidge News, Vol. 21, published in November 2013, and we would very much like to hear from contributors. Suitable material includes preliminary results of research related to ridges, back-arc basins and ophiolites. Also, we are looking for general articles on shipboard or immediate post-cruise results, new equipment, opinion articles and workshops reports. In particular, we would want you to supply 1-4 high resolution images with any article (minimum pixel width = 1000).
This document has been prepared over the last year and is now available at: http://www.interridge.org/files/interridge/Third_Decadal_Plan_website_0.pdf. If you would like a hard copy (within the IR News 2012), please write in to the IR Office (email@example.com).
A new InterRidge Liaison Panel for the formation of guidelines concerning exploration and exploitation of vents has been formed. It will liaise with mining interests and policy makers to engage all interested in the very topical issue of SMS deposits at hydrothermal vents.
Six InterRidge-funded students are currently participating on cruises in the Pacific and Atlantic, courtesy of InterRidge's cruise bursary scheme.
Berta Biescas-Gorriz (Dalhousie University), Guillermo Bornstein and Jhon Fredy Mojica-Moncada (both at CSIC, Barcelona) are participating in Suzanne Carbotte's cruise to the Juan de Fuca plate as part of a complex program involving both the R/V Langseth and the R/V Oceanus. Details at: http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2012/06/19/imaging-the-cascadia-subduction-...
In 2011 InterRidge initiated a discussion online and at a meeting attached to AGU, to identify the major science questions it was felt InterRidge should address in the next decade. A draft of the Third Decadal Plan 2014-23 is now available for consultation by the InterRidge community.
Ofioliti is an independent international journal with the main goal of diffusing the knowledge on ophiolites and modern oceanic lithosphere. In 35 years of activity, Ofioliti published high-quality original papers dealing with geodynamics, petrology, geochemistry, stratigraphy, tectonics, biostratigraphy and palaeogeography. From the June 2011 issue, the Ofioliti journal is presenting to the international scientific community an important change in its editorial scope.
Two highly topical and relevant reports have recently been published:
The Dinard Report (Environmental Management of Deep-Sea Chemosynthetic Ecosystems: Justification of and Considerations for a Spatially-Based Approach)
"Illuminating Earth's Past, Present and Future" - IODP's science plan for the next decade of ocean drilling.