Recent paper of InterRidge Working Group on Ecological Connectivity and Resilience

InterRidge Working Group on Ecological Connectivity and Resilience, chaired by Anna Metaxas and Lauren Mullineaux, has recently published a review entitled "Exploring the Ecology of Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents in a Metacommunity Framework" in Frontiers in Marine Science. Congratulations to authors for this thorough review of current knowledge and gaps on the mechanisms supporting the stability of vent meta-communities, of high relevance to the assessment of impacts at regional scales and design of protection plans!

First WG OTF Workshop, IUEM, Plouzané, France, 22-24 May 2018

The workshop will be held at IUEM from 22 to 24 May 2018. The institute is located at the city of Plouzané, near Brest, on the western coast of France near the entry of the Brest bay. From the Pointe du Diable (Devil’s Point) the view on the cliffs of the Brittany west coast is breathtaking! Especially in May, when the weather is often sunny and (relatively) warm.

InterRidge Vents Database

The InterRidge Hydrothermal Vents Database current, live version 3.4 is available at:

The previous version 3.3 kml file for Google Earth is available here.

2017 Oceanic Transform Faults Proposal

Working group proposal on Oceanic Transform Faults

Leading proponents and contacts:

Marcia Maia (, France, geophysics, tectonics
Barry Hanan (, USA, isotope geochemistry
Daniele Brunelli (, Italy, petrology

WG co-proponents:

2017 IMOVE Proposal

IMOVE: Integrating Multidisciplinary Observations in Vent Environments

Remelting the Gondwanan Mantle

Remelting the Gondwanan Mantle

H.J.B. Dick1,2, H. Zhou1, C., J.J. Standish2, C. Gao2,1, and H. Marschall1

2015 CAR workshop(12-15 Oct.)

CAR workshop website is open.

Working Group Proposal

2013 update

the 2013 activities of the Oceanic Detachments InterRidge Working Group.

These are basically:

 (1) Convening a topical session at the  2013 AGU Fall Meeting;