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Call for proposals of new InterRidge Working Groups

The InterRidge WGs play an essential role in promoting, facilitating, and coordinating new researches that focus on a theme of emerging scientific promise or are conducted in a unique geographic setting along global ridge-crests. Such researches should significantly benefit from the InterRidge coordination. A typical WG is coordinated by two co-chairs and gathers about ten active members reflecting the national and disciplinary diversity of InterRidge.

Final program of the IR OTF Workshop

Dear Participants and Speakers,

Please find enclosed a final program of the workshop.

All talks are in the first day but two on Wednesday morning.

Looking forward to meet you all in Brest, we wish a very fruitful workshop and nice time

Marcia, Barry and Daniele

InterRidge Workshop on Oceanic Transform Faults

Forty-nine scientists have registered to the InterRidge Workshop on Oceanic Transform Faults held from 22nd to 24th May 2018 in Brest/Plouzané (France). The lists of participants and of keynote speakers are on-line, please visit the workshop website to find the most important information.<--break->

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.

Research paper published by the "Hydrothermal energy transfer and the ocean carbon cycle" SCOR-IR WG members

C.R. German, L.L. Legendre, S.G. Sander, N. Niquil, G.W. Luther III, L. Bharati, X. Han & N. Le Bris (2015) Hydrothermal Fe cycling and deep ocean organic carbon scavenging: Model-based evidence for significant POC supply to seafloor sediments. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 419:143-153 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2015.03.012

2017 Oceanic Transform Faults Proposal

Working group proposal on Oceanic Transform Faults

Leading proponents and contacts:

Marcia Maia (marcia.maia@univ-brest.fr), France, geophysics, tectonics
Barry Hanan (bbhanan@mail.sdsu.edu), USA, isotope geochemistry
Daniele Brunelli (daniele.brunelli@unimore.it), 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.

 

https://ircar.kopri.re.kr

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;

2014 SCOR InterRidge Working Group Report

N. Le Bris 31.05.2014

The  Working Group has organized its third meeting in Vienna, Austria, in the context of the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014. The WG meeting was held  on April 28th, with the primary aim of discussing the review papers that are proposed as deliverables in the WG terms of references.

InterRidge's Code of Conduct

Read InterRidge's Code of Conduct on responsible behaviour at hydrothermal vents.

 

Vent-fluid sampling using isobaric gas-tight samplers from the 403°C Beebe Vent #3, Piccard Hydrothermal Field, Mid Cayman Rise. Photo courtesy of C.R. German, copyright WHOI.

2011 WG proposal

The InterRidge Long-Range Exploration Working Group (LREWG) made enormous headway in scoping both the scientific drivers for and the technological requirements of long-range exploration of the spreading axes. The resulting report (see http://www.interridge.org/files/interridge/LREWG_Report_Final_web_0.pdf) highlighted several regions of the world´s oceans which, for many ridge-related scientific disciplines, it would be important to explore thoroughly and on a large scale.

2012 Update

Deep-sea Mining
The pilot Solwara 1 project could start operations in 2012. The vent biology community is closely watching this world-first and worries about the consequences. Helen Rosenbaum wrote a very nice and comprehensive report on the subject, including economics and biology. This report can be downloaded from http://stoplynas.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Out-Of-Our-Depth.pdf. Another article more generally about mining the ocean floor in the Pacific can be aceessed at: http://www.deepseaminingoutofourdepth.org/