News

France wins the bid to host the next InterRidge Office, 2016 - 2018

France wins the bid to host the next InterRidge Office, 2016 - 2018 during the 2015 InterRidge StComm Meeting held on 28th September, 2015 in Hangzhou. Professors Jérôme Dyment (IPGP and CNRS, Paris, France) and Nadine LeBris (Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, France) will team up to lead of the new InterRidge office during 2016-2018. Congratulations to France.

2nd Circum-Antarctic Ridge workshop at Songo, Incheon, South Korea,October 12 – 15, 2015.

The deadline to submit an abstract has been extended to 18 September, 2015

 

InterRidge and KOPRI (Korea Polar Research Institute) are hosting the second Circum-Antarctic Ridges Workshop at Songo, Incheon, South Korea, during October 12 – 15, 2015.

More information is available at https://ircar.kopri.re.kr

Conveners Sung-Hyun Park (Korea Polar Research Institute)

Seung-Sep Kim (Chungnam National University, Korea)

Chinese Legislation Delegation Visits the International Seabed Authority

On 11 September 2014, a Chinese delegation headed by Mr.

Call for applications to join IODP Expedition 349 to South China Sea

The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program has begun accepting applications for scientific participants on Expedition 349 to the South China Sea aboard the JOIDES Resolution in January-March 2014. 

This expedition will focus on the timing and mechanisms of opening of the South China Sea, and its implications for East Asian and western Pacific tectonic and paleoenvironmental evolution. 

Cruise bursary available for OCEANOGRAFLUX cruise to MAR, June 2013

The Chief Scientists on the OCEANOGRAFLUX cruise are offering  a spare berth to an early-career scientist and InterRidge is supporting this with a cruise bursary, which will pay for the person's flights and a hotel night if necessary. There are no other costs onboard.

InterRidge Office is now based at Peking University, China

On 1st January 2013, the InterRidge Office relocated to Peking University, China, under the leadership of Prof. John Chen (Chair). The Co-Chair is Jiabiao Li, of the Second Institute of Oceanography, Hangzhou. The InterRidge community wishes John and Jiabiao every success in their hosting of the InterRidge Office. The new coordinator is expected to be announced shortly.

InterRidge News 2012 now online

This year's InterRidge News is now online at: http://www.interridge.org/files/interridge/InterRidge%20News%202012-sm.pdf.  It features InterRidge's Third Decadal Plan, science articles, national reports, news on conferences and how InterRidge has supported scientists via fellowships and bursaries. If you would like a hard copy (and are not on the mailing list for this), please write in to the IR Office (coordinator@interridge.org).

Call for new InterRidge Coordinator at Peking University, China

We are soliciting applications for a position as the Scientific Coordinator for InterRidge (IR) Office at Peking University, China. This is a 3-year appointment that could start as early as at January 1, 2013 when the current IR Office at Southampton, UK officially moves to Peking University, China and will end at December 31, 2015 when the IR Office will be rotated out of China. Qualifications for this position include a native English speaker, a recent Ph.D. preferentially majored in marine geoscience or bioscience, excellent writing and communication skills, well organized, etc.

InterRidge granted observer status at the ISA

InterRidge has been granted observer status at the ISA, allowing InterRidge to be present at public meetings of the Assembly and by invitation, to make oral statements on issues of concern, although it will not be able to participate in decision-making. This increases our links with the ISA and will strengthen our ability to engage with developing countries, which remains one of InterRidge’s main challenges.