Education and Outreach

Partnership with International Seabed Authority for Student and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

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InterRidge Student and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program: Announcement of partnership with ISA Endowment Fund for 2012 - 2014

FLEXE (From Local to Extreme Environments) Education & Outreach opportunity

Lau Basin cruise featured on GLOBE educational website (16 May – 8 June 2009):
Press release:

A cruise to the Lau Basin, led by PIs Fisher, Luther and Girguis (USA) will be featured on the GLOBE website as part of the NSF-funded FLEXE (From Local to Extreme Environments) project. GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) is a web-based international science education program that joins scientists, students, and teachers in 110 countries in studying Earth Systems Science. Approximately 1500 students in four countries are currently involved in a pilot of on-line components and instructional materials, and will be tuning in to follow this cruise via the website. The site features log entries, blogs, podcasts, and a live webstreamed phone call from students at GLOBE HQ to scientists and crew mid-cruise.*

InterRidge has partnered with the FLEXE (From Local to Extreme Environments) project, a GLOBE Earth System Science Project ( FLEXE provides an opportunity for ridge-crest scientists to be involved with education and outreach to teachers and students in their native countries and across the globe. The FLEXE Program tested an Energy Unit in 2007 and is now soliciting teachers to pilot an extended version of this unit beginning in early 2009. A second unit on ecology is in development.

Education and Outreach: Extreme 2008 cruise

Extreme 2008 cruise
An expedition to explore deep-sea hydrothermal vents at the East Pacific Rise and Guaymas Basin - the new interactive website includes a special Teacher's Corner, Extreme Activities for students, daily blogs, a chance to listen in live during research dives, and much more.

Qingdao Ocean Sciences Summer School 2008

Hosted by the Ocean University of China from 14 - 20 July 2008, the Qingdao Ocean Sciences Summer School was one of the largest gatherings ever held for graduate students in biogeosciences and oceanography in China.

2008 InterRidge Student Fellows

The InterRidge Steering Committee is very pleased to announce the awards for the 2008 InterRidge Student Fellowship Program. The awards go to Michelle Harris, a Ph.D. candidate at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), UK, to work at a laboratory in Canada, and to Kerry Howard, a Ph.D. candidate at Cardiff University, UK, to conduct research in France.

InterRidge Student Fellowship Program - Call for Proposals 2008

2008 InterRidge Student Fellows
Application Deadline: 31 March 2008.

Please email application materials to

Call for Proposals
As part of InterRidge’s mission to promote interdisciplinary, international, collaborative studies of oceanic spreading centers, we invite proposals for two 2008 InterRidge Student Fellowships of up to $3000 US each. These new fellowships are designed to encourage international collaboration on any aspect of ridge-crest science by students (undergraduate and graduate), fostering long-standing partnerships for their future careers. These fellowships can be used for any field of ridge-crest science. In particular these awards are encouraged to be used for international cruise participation, international laboratory use, and adding an international dimension to students thesis work.

MATE International Student ROV Competition 2008

06/26/2008 10:00
06/28/2008 10:00

2008 MATE International Student ROV Competition
"Diving to the Deep: Uncovering the Mysteries of Mid-Ocean Ridges"

EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2008

07/18/2008 10:00
07/22/2008 10:00

ESOF 2008, 18-22 July 2008, Barcelona, Spain

Education/Outreach Talk at AGU Fall Meeting 2007

From Local to Extreme Environments (FLEXE) is a project of the GLOBE earth science education program ( Through comparative protocols and online interactions with project scientists and partner schools, students will gain an understanding of local and the deep-sea environments, the interconnected Earth system, and the process of science. This project, led by Ridge 2000 and Pennsylvania State University in partnership with InterRidge, will be the focus of a talk at the AGU Fall Meeting.

ChEss Galapagos Meeting - Pictures


The public talks


Public discussions after the movie


Visitors at the public event