Final Report from the Workshop of The InterRidge Working Group "Oceanic Transform Faults"

Forty-two international scientists participated in the two and a half day (22 to 24 May 2018) workshop held at the campus of the Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer (IUEM), Plouzané, France. The meeting began with a series of keynote talks and poster presentations covering different subjects such as global characterization of transform faults and their relation to mid-oceanic ridges and different approaches to understand, discover, and model processes active at transforms and fracture zones. The titles of the keynotes can be found at the end of this document as well as at the meeting website. Poster were presented at the institute hall throughout the meeting allowing participants to display their recent work, stimulating discussions during coffee breaks. After the talk session the participants proceeded to identify and discuss the key questions to understand nature, evolution, and characteristic processes of the oceanic transform faults. Several main scientific topics were identified along with strategic approaches to answer the main questions in the next future. A text document synthetizesing the main conclusions of the workshop can be found at the end of this document and at the website.

The full text of final report in the attached .pdf file.

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