News

Discovery of world’s most northerly black smokers at 73°N

The InterRidge Office has just received news that the world's most northerly black smoker hydrothermal vent field was discovered at 2400m in the North Atlantic at 73°N. The discovery occurred on July 12, 2008, during a cruise led by Rolf B. Pedersen, Professor of Geology and leader of the Centre for Geobiology at the University of Bergen, Norway. The cruise included PIs from Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, and USA.

Daily dispatches from multi-disciplinary cruise to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

A multi-disciplinary cruise aboard the R/V Revelle with ROV Jason II is underway at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge from 9 July - 8 August 2008. The cruise includes three science teams, led by scientists Anna-Louise Reysenbach, Jeff Seewald, and Bill Seyfried and Kang Ding from the USA. Participants also come from China, Portugal, Russia, and The Netherlands. They will study the geochemistry, geology, microbiology, and biology of the Rainbow, Lucky Strike, Lost City, and Snake Pit vent sites.
Tune into the cruise website for daily dispatches: http://www.deepseavoyage.research.pdx.edu/.

Preliminary report on the Hakuho-maru Cruise KH-07-4 Leg 2, Southwest Indian Ridge

The InterRidge Office has just received news from a January 2008 cruise on board R/V Hakuho-maru to the Southwest Indian Ridge near the Marion hotspot. We thank Dr. Nobukazu Seama, InterRidge Steering Committee Member from Japan, for providing a summary of the cruise objectives and sampling. Please visit the InterRidge-Japan webpage for ship track and sampling locations:
http://ofgs.ori.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~intridgej/report_html/KH07-4-2/KH07-4-2.htm

IODP DRILLS International Lecture Series

The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) announces the launch of its inaugural lecture series: IODP DRILLS, the Distinguished Researcher & International Leadership Lecture Series.
There are more than 30 lecture events in more than a dozen countries.
For more information and the lecture schedule: http://www.iodp.org/drills/.

FIX08 cruise at the East Pacific Rise

FIX08: An interdisciplinary and international collaboration to study autotrophic carbon fixation and fluid chemistry at 9ºN and 13ºN EPR

An international group of scientists representing five different countries, i.e., USA, Germany, France, Italy, and China, was recently on board R/V Atlantis on cruise AT15-28, named FIX08. They were conducting work on in-situ chemistry of high- and low temperature hydrothermal vent fluids and the characterization of microbial communities carrying out autotrophic carbon fixation.

InterRidge News, Vol. 17, 2008, posted online

IR_News_2008_cover-s The InterRidge Office is pleased to announce that InterRidge News, Vol. 17, 2008, is now available on our website at:
http://www.interridge.org/IRNewsletter

This year's issue features research articles from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Mediterranean Sea, Western Pacific, and Central Indian Ridge, provides updates from working groups and member nations, lists upcoming cruises and events, and introduces our student fellows.

Call for papers for InterRidge News 2010

We are requesting article submissions for the 19th Volume of the InterRidge News, which will be published in November 2010. All papers must be submitted by email to the InterRidge office (coordinator@interridge.org) by Monday, 13 September 2010.

IR Photo Competition Winners 2007

Announcing the IR Photo Competition Winners!

Many thanks to everyone that participated in the 2007 InterRidge photo competition, we had many great entries that will be extremely useful in promoting Ridge Crest science.