Short report from the 1st workshop of the the Working Group on Seafloor Massive Sulfides Resource along MOR

From September 19th to 22nd, 2019, the 1st international workshop organized by the InterRidge Working Group on SMS resource along MOR was held at Hangzhou, China with a great success. More than 150 SMS related scientists and students from worldwide participated in this workshop and had in-depth discussion with focus on the theme of "hydrothermal ore-forming processes". During the three days, the participants exchanged ideas in various ways – primary/early career presentations, posters, plenary/break-out brainstorm and so on.

Short report from the workshop of the the Working Group on Seamounts and Islands associated with MOR

Between 19 and 21 September 2019 the Interridge Working Group on Seamounts and Islands associated with Mid-Ocean Ridges held its inaugural workshop in the Instituto Hidrográfico in Lisbon (Portugal). During the three days of the workshop the international participants discussed the main scientific and logistic challenges related to research of seamounts and islands.

International Workshop “Towards a standardised approach to Regional Environmental Management Plans in the Area”

Please find attached the official announcement and the provisional agenda for the international workshop “Towards a standardised approach to Regional Environmental Management Plans in the Area”. The workshop will be held on 11-13 November and will be hosted by Germany in cooperation with the Netherlands and the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Details about the IR workshop on "Hydrothermal Ore-forming Processes" in Hangzou (China)

The 1st international workshop organized by the InterRidge Working Group on Seafloor Massive Sulfides Resource along MOR is going to be held at Braim Canal Hotel between 19 and 22 September, 2019, in Hangzhou, China. The theme is “Hydrothermal ore-forming processes and the fate of SMS deposits along slow and ultraslow spreading MOR”.

5th International Serpentine Days Workshop in Sestri Levante (Genova, Italy)

The Fifth International Serpentine Days Workshop will be held in Sestri Levante (Genova, Italy) on September 21-24 2020.

International School on Mantle Dynamics – MEREMA 2nd Edition

The National Association of Petrologists (GNP), the Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology (SIMP) and the European Mineralogical Union (EMU), announce:

International School on Mantle Dynamics – MEREMA 2nd Edition 

Ofioliti Journal

Ofioliti is an open-access international journal with the main goal of diffusing the knowledge on ophiolites and modern oceanic lithosphere. In 43 years of activity, Ofioliti published original papers dealing with geodynamics, petrology, geochemistry, stratigraphy, tectonics, biostratigraphy, and paleogeography. All papers published in Ofioliti from 1998 are available online, free of charge.

36th International Geological Congress (IGC)

The 36th International Geological Congress (IGC), is scheduled to be held on 2-8 March 2020 in New Delhi (http://www.36igc.org/36thigc). This prestigious platform provides ample opportunity to the global geoscientific community across the continents and oceans to interact, present and discuss various scientific issues. The Science Program of the 36th IGC comprises of 264 Symposia under 44 Themes (http://www.36igc.org/science-program).

InterRidge fellows 2019

As every year the InterRidge Student and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program continues to play an important role in the careers of young ocean scientists. There was a high number of proposals submitted this year and we are pleased to award two early-career researchers in this call.

Session at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting on Shaping Slow- and Ultraslow-Spreading Seafloor with Faults, Magma, and Fluids.

Shaping Slow- and Ultraslow-Spreading Seafloor with Faults, Magma, and Fluids. Session ID: 82795

Session Description:

IODP Exp 390 & 393 - South Atlantic Transect

The proponents of an upcoming IODP drilling project encourage you to apply to join the science parties for the IODP South Atlantic Transect Expeditions (Expedition 390, 5 Oct – 5 Dec 2020 and Expedition 393, 6 Apr – 6 June 2021). These joint expeditions comprise a multidisciplinary drilling project that aims to recover complete sedimentary sections and ~200 m of oceanic crust along a crustal age transect at ~31°S across the South Atlantic.  

Session at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting on Magmatic Processes and Crustal Accretion at Mid-Ocean Ridges

V030 - Magmatic Processes and Crustal Accretion at Mid-Ocean Ridges

MoMARSAT Cruise 2019 June 10 to July 4

The MoMARSAT2019 cruise on the N/O Pourquoi pas? using the HOV Nautile is the yearly maintenance cruise of the EMSO Azores deep-sea observatory on the Lucky Strike hydrothermal vent field and will take place from 10 June to 4 July 2019.

Workshop "Advances in ocean observations – sustained system for deep-sea meroplankton" in Aveiro (Portugal)

The workshop "Advances in ocean observations – sustained system for deep-sea meroplankton" will take place in Aveiro University (Portugal) from May 27th to 29th 2019.

Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems Initiative by the Moore Foundation

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is launching a new area of research, the Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems Initiative. Over the next nine years, the foundation will invest $140 million to support development of new tools, theory and concepts about aquatic symbioses and to bring different research communities together to learn how symbioses involving microorganisms function, evolve and serve critical ecosystem roles in marine and freshwater environments.