Meeting

Workshop: "Ocean Mantle Dynamics: from Spreading Center to Subduction Zone"

Workshop Report - posted Nov 2011

Workshop abstracts

Background and Objectives

What have and can we derive from crustal and mantle imaging beneath the ocean together with laboratory and numerical studies?

InterRidge participates at KOPRI's 16th International Symposium on Polar Sciences

On June 10-11, the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) hosted the 16th International Symposium on Polar Sciences in Incheon, Korea. The symposium brought together ~144 scientists from the broad fields of both ridge and climate research, representing 11 countries around the globe. The meeting was timely, with the expected launch this week of the new Korean research icebreaker R/V Araon, with sea trials planned for November 2009.

Scientific questions and recommendations from the InterRidge Seafloor Mineralization Working Group

The InterRidge Working Group on Seafloor Mineralization (SMWG) has developed three groups of questions and recommendations to advance the scientific knowledge of seafloor massive sulfide (SMS) deposits:
What are the spatial controls on hydrothermal activity and SMS deposition?
What are the timescales for the evolution of SMS deposits?
What are the changes in biological communities that occur during the evolution of an SMS deposit?
Recommendations range from developing a list of criteria to quantify the extent of activity at a hydrothermal vent site, to using cutting‐edge technology to locate and characterize inactive deposits, to encouraging biological studies of inactive and extinct SMS deposits.
PDF file: InterRidge Seafloor Mineralization Working Group - 2009 Meeting Report

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.

Goldschmidt Conference 2008

07/13/2008 12:00
07/18/2008 12:00
Etc/GMT

There are several sessions of interest to InterRidge at the upcoming Goldschmidt Conference to be held in Vancouver, Canada, 13-18 July 2008(http://www.goldschmidt2008.org/).
Abstract deadline: March 1st.

Session 6a: Ridges and Geochemical Mapping of the Mantle
Session 10e: Mechanisms and time scales of crustal assimilation
Session 15c: Hydrothermal systems in ultramafic rocks
Session 15e: Quantifying the chemical exchange between the oceanic lithosphere and oceans

World Conference on Marine Biodiversity

11/11/2008 15:00
11/15/2008 15:00
Etc/GMT

World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, Valencia, Spain, 11-15 Nov. 2008
http://www.marbef.org/worldconference/

MATE International Student ROV Competition 2008

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

2008 MATE International Student ROV Competition
"Diving to the Deep: Uncovering the Mysteries of Mid-Ocean Ridges"
http://www.marinetech.org/rov_competition/2008/index.php

EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2008

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

ESOF 2008, 18-22 July 2008, Barcelona, Spain
www.esof2008.org

GLOBEC-EUROCEANS-FAO Symposium "Coping with global change in marine social-ecological systems"

07/08/2008 10:00
07/10/2008 10:00
Etc/GMT

GLOBEC-EUROCEANS-FAO Symposium "Coping with global change in marine social-ecological systems"
Rome, Italy, 8-10 July 2008

Marine ecosystem changes have impacts on, and consequences for, the human communities that depend on these systems, and how these human communities respond to these changes can have reciprocal impacts on marine ecosystems. These two highly inter-connected and interactive "ecological" (including physical-biological sub-systems) and "human" (including cultural, management, economic, and socio-political sub-systems) components are, however, usually studied independently from each other, and by different scientific disciplines with largely different scientific traditions ("natural" scientists; "social"` scientists and humanists).

5th Asia Oceania Geosciences Society Conference (AOGS 2008)

06/16/2008 10:00
06/20/2008 10:00
Etc/GMT

5th Asia Oceania Geosciences Society Conference, AOGS 2008,
Busan, Korea, June 16-20, 2008

http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2008
NEW Abstract deadline - February 7, 2008