Field trip to Corsica

09/16/2007 16:58
09/21/2007 16:58

Field trip to Corsica (France) from 16th to 21st September 2007 organized by the Italian Working Group on Mediterranean Ophiolites (G.L.O.M.)

The field trip will focus on the ophiolites from the Jurassic Ligurian Tethys which are considered as on-land analogues of modern ultraslow-spreading ridges and on the metamorphic history of the European continental margin of the Ligurian Tethys represented by the Tenda massif. Anyone interested in participating please email to Alessandra Montanini (

Sixth Italian Forum of Earth Sciences 2007

09/12/2007 00:00
09/14/2007 17:00

Geoitalia 2007
Rimini, Italy
12th-14th September 2007

There will be a thematic session on Ophiolites and Modern Oceanic Lithosphere that will be held at the Sixth Italian Forum of Earth Sciences which will be followed by a field trip to Corsica ophiolites (16th-21nd September 2007).

InterRidge Steering Committee Meeting

11/17/2007 20:00
11/18/2007 20:00

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
17 - 18 November 2007

The InterRidge Steering Committee meeting will be held in Rio de Janeiro on the 17-18th November 2007. This meeting is only open to IR Steering Committee members, the InterRidge office, and the Working Group chairs.

When available, the Steering Committee report from this meeting will be available on the Science Publications page.

2007 Goldschmidt Conference

08/19/2007 00:00
08/24/2007 17:00

Goldschmidt 2007 - "atoms to planets"
August 19 - 24, 2007
Cologne, Germany

Conference Information

The Goldschmidt Conference is the premier annual meeting in geochemistry. The 17th annual meeting will be held in August 2007 at the University of Cologne in Germany and will be in association with the Annual Meeting of the German Mineralogical Society. This will be the second German Goldschmidt, following the 1996 meeting in Heidelberg.

From Rift to Ridge '07

06/28/2007 00:00
06/29/2007 17:00

National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
A workshop dedicated to North Atlantic rift - drift evolution under the influence of the Iceland Hotspot

Fundamental scientific question to be addressed
How does a hotspot influence the development of an oceanic basin from rifting through to mid-ocean ridge spreading?

Why is this important?
Mantle influence on rifting and break-up geometries
Understanding mantle circulation and hotspot phenomena
Consequences for crustal-scale horizontal and vertical tectonics

Ocean Continent Transition workshop

09/19/2007 00:00
09/21/2007 17:00

Ocean Continent Transition Workshop
Paris – France
Institut Océanographique
195, rue Saint-Jacques - 75005 Paris

September, Wednesday 19th - Friday 21st, 2007
Mercredi 19 - Vendredi 21 Septembre 2007

International meeting organized by the "Académie des Sciences"
Conférence Internationale organisée par l'Académie des Sciences

Aim of the meeting

- Summarize the latest developments, newest concepts and key results obtained from the OCT of passive margins (both observational and modelling).

Getting to WHOI

Map of Woods Hole


Boston Logan (BOS), Boston, MA - Most national and international airlines operate from Boston Logan (see website for full listing) and is the closest and most convenient airport to the Cape. Ground transportation is easy and convenient, all major car rental companies operate out of Logan and there is also a regular bus service to and from Woods Hole (see below).

Hotels in and around Woods Hole

Woods Hole

Nautilus Motor Inn Website
539 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543
phone: 508.548.1525
toll free: 800.654.2333

Sands of Time Motor Inn and Harbor House Website
540 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543
phone: 508.548.6300
toll free: 800.841.0114
Note: As of 14 Aug. 2008, this hotel is booked full for Friday, 17 Oct. 2008.

Sleepy Hollow Motor Inn Website

Polar Ridges Workshop 2006

Sestri Levante, Italy
19-22 September 2006
Workshop Report

By Jonathan Snow, Henry Dick, Elisabetta Rampone, Colin Devey

In recent years, Polar mid-ocean ridges have been the focus of some of the most exciting scientific results from mid-ocean ridges globally. 60 scientists from the international mid-ocean ridge community met in the Italian coastal town of Sestri Levante for four days in mid-September, 2006 to discuss the progress and future of research on polar mid-ocean ridges. These include the trans-Arctic Gakkel Ridge and the circum-Antarctic SW Indian and American-Antarctic ridges. These mid-ocean ridges belong primarily to the ultraslow class of mid-ocean ridges (<16 mm/yr full spreading rate). Ultraslow ridges have gained increased recognition in recent years because of the very successful exploration of the Arctic ridge system by a number of cruises since the drafting of the InterRidge Arctic Mapping and Sampling Plan in 1998 (ref). Since then, we have seen the first intentional hard rock sampling in pack ice (Jokat, 1999; Snow, 2001), mapping by submarine beneath the arctic ice (Edwards 1999) an extensive program of mapping and sampling on Gakkel Ridge (Michael, 2003; Jokat; 2003; Edmonds 2003), and on Lena Trough (Snow, 2006).

IRTI 2007 Agenda

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