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InterRidge News 2010 - register for hard copy

The InterRidge News 2010 will be published next month. It will be available as hard copy and in electronic form. If you would like to be sent a hard copy, please go to your account via http://www.interridge.org and under Edit/Other Info, check the box "Receive  IR Newsletter as Hardcopy".

C-DEBI Research Support (grants, postdocs, grad fellowships) for Deep Biosphere Research

The Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI) is a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Science and Technology Center on the deep biosphere. Visit: www.darkenergybiosphere.org  for C-DEBI research support opportunities including a research grant, postdoctoral and graduate student fellowships, and an exchange support program, as well as the DEBI Research Coordination Network (RCN) graduate student exchange program. The next review deadline is October 15, 2010.

 

IODP - New Science Plan 2013-2024 - URGENT RESPONSE REQUIRED

 


The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP; www.iodp.org) is inviting you to submit comments on the draft of a new science plan that will guide scientific ocean drilling and related observatory science for a decade starting in late 2013. The input from you to this science plan is of utmost importance to ensure that this document has broad support of the wider scientific community.


This public hearing period is running for four weeks from August 24 to September 21. We may not be able to consider comments received after the deadline.

InterRidge Vents Database now available

The InterRidge Global Database of Active Submarine Hydrothermal Vent Fields (the “InterRidge Vents Database”) is now available at: http://www.interridge.org/irvents

Long Range Exploration workshop - report now available

The full report of the workshop of the Long Range Exploration Working Group held at NOC, Southampton, UK in June is now available.

 

A summary is provided here.

Long-Range Exploration workshop, June 2010

 In order to encourage both the development and formulation of a concrete scientific justification for the long-range exploration of the ridge axes and also to stimulate the necessary technological developments, InterRidge and its "Long-range Exploration Working Group" is holding an open Workshop in June 2010 at NOC Southampton. Further information and registration at: http://www.interridge.org/en/WG/Exploration/workshop2010

InterRidge Student and Postdoctoral Fellowships - Call for Proposals 2010

 

Call for proposals:
InterRidge Student and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2010

http://www.interridge.org/fellowship
All application materials are to be submitted electronically to the InterRidge Coordinator (coordinator@interridge.org) by 31 March 2010

Welcome from the new InterRidge office

First, we would like to congratulate and thank Jian Lin, Chris German and Stace Beaulieu for running the InterRidge Office at WHOI these past 3 years. Their enthusiasm and leadership has ensured InterRidge has continued to be the most effective medium for international collaboration in mid-ocean ridge studies. So, here is a big THANK YOU from all of us in the InterRidge family.

Contributions required for Scientific Drilling journal

The next issue of the journal Scientific Drilling is currently being edited, and is planned for
publication in late April 2010. If you have upcoming workshops, short news items or general information you would like to advertise to the scientific community,

Call for papers on the East Pacific Rise

We are currently compiling a group of papers on the Ridge 2000 integrated study site at the East Pacific Rise for a special volume in Geobiology (citation index 3.8). The contents of the papers currently proposed range from geochemistry to microbiology to time-series plume fluxes at the 9°50’ EPR vent sites, but could broaden out disciplinarily and locality to include 8 - 11°N EPR. We would therefore like to hear from those of you in the Ridge community who would be interested in submitting their research to such a journal.