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

07/08/2008 10:00
07/10/2008 10:00

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

5th Asia Oceania Geosciences Society Conference, AOGS 2008,
Busan, Korea, June 16-20, 2008
NEW Abstract deadline - February 7, 2008

R2K Community-Wide Science Meeting and MAR ISS Workshop

03/25/2008 10:00
03/28/2008 10:00

From 25-28 March 2008 the U.S. Ridge 2000 (R2K) Office will be hosting a two-day community-wide science meeting, followed by a two-day Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR) Integrated Studies Site (ISS)-specific workshop in Portland, Oregon.
Registration deadline: 25 January 2008.

EGU General Assembly 2008

04/13/2008 12:00
04/18/2008 12:00

European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 13-18 April 2008
Deadline Abstract Submission: 14 January 2008.

InterRidge-related sessions:
BG6.04: Session co-sponsored by InterRidge: Biogeochemical interactions in chemosynthetic deep-sea ecosystems: methods, tools and strategies
GM6.2: Session co-sponsored by InterRidge: Seafloor expression of tectonic and geomorphic processes
GD6: Structure and dynamics of mid-ocean ridges
GD7: Tracing hydrothermal circulation at mid-ocean ridges using geochemistry, geophysics and modeling
OS22/BG6.6/GMPV37/MPRG16/TS11: From Mantle to Ocean: Energy, material and life cycles at mid ocean spreading axes

SCAR/IASC IPY Open Science Conference

07/08/2008 12:00
07/11/2008 12:00

Polar Research - Arctic and Antarctic Perspectives in the International Polar Year, St. Petersburg, Russia, July 8th – 11th, 2008

Sponsored by: Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), International Arctic Science Committee (IASC).

2008 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting

07/29/2008 12:00
08/01/2008 12:00

2008 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting

Cairns, Australia, 29 July–1 August 2008
For more information, please see:

Deadline for registration, housing, tours: 20 June 2008.

33rd International Geological Congress, Oslo, Norway

08/06/2008 23:00
08/14/2008 23:00
Geoscience World Congress 2008
“Earth System Science: Foundation for Sustainable Development"
For more information, please see:

Several symposia at the 33rd International Geological Congress are of interest to InterRidge scientists.
Abstract submission deadline EXTENDED to 29 February 2008.

AGU 2008 Joint Assembly

05/27/2008 12:00
05/30/2008 12:00

AGU 2008 Joint Assembly, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 27–30 May 2008

The 2008 Joint Assembly - a partnership among AGU, AAGG, CIGMEX, GS, MSA, SBGf, SEG, SPD/AAS and UMEC.
Pre-registration deadline: 18 April 2008

Québec 2008, Joint Annual Meeting GAC - MAC - SEG - SGA

05/26/2008 10:00
05/28/2008 10:00
Location: Québec City Convention Centre, May 26-28, 2008

With the theme "400 years of discovery", Québec 2008 proposes a scientific program that addresses resources and energy, sustainable environment and Earth evolution. Québec 2008 aims to provoke discussions and invites presentations that will touch on the scientific evolution and multidisciplinarity of the geosciences.

Reunion Annuelle des Sciences de la Terre, France

04/21/2008 10:00
04/24/2008 10:00

A session on "Ridges, Ophiolites, and Rifting" will be organized at the "Reunion Annuelle des Sciences de la Terre" meeting in Nancy (France), April 21-24, 2008.

Conveners: David Jousselin, Mathilde Cannat

2008 Ocean Sciences Meeting

03/02/2008 12:00
03/07/2008 12:00

2008 Ocean Sciences Meeting

From the Watershed to the Global Ocean

March 2-7 2008 · Orlando, Florida, USA

Co-sponsored by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, the American Geophysical Union, The Oceanography Society and the Estuarine Research Federation.

Schedule Posted January 2008

For additional information, please see the meeting website:

Scientific Theme:

6th International Conference on Asian Marine Geology

08/29/2008 18:00
09/01/2008 18:00

6th International Conference on Asian Marine Geology

  • Asian Waters explored by advanced research of 21st Century
    Date: 29th August - 1st September 2008
    Venue: Kochi, Japan
  • Web page:
    Abstract submission deadline: 10 April 2008.

International Conference on Gas Hydrates

10/04/2007 23:39
10/08/2007 23:39

International Conference on Gas Hydrates - Energy, Climate and Environment

National Taiwan University, Taipei

Conference - 4-5 October, 2007
Field Trip - 6-8 October, 2007

Conference Goals
The purposes of this gas hydrate conference are to present a comprehensive expert review of the latest development in the rapidly emerging field of gas hydrate research, examine gas hydrate investigation status in the Asian and Pacific region, provide expert advises on gas hydrate investigation, future, and encourage international cooperation on gas hydrate research.

Theoretical Institute 2007 - Student Support

Ridge 2000 Student Travel Awards

The Ridge 2000 office is offering student travel awards of $800 to 20 students attending and presenting at the InterRidge Theoretical Institute. These awards will be decided on scientific merit and funding need.

Students wanting to apply for the R2K travel award should submit their Abstract, CV, details of any travel awards available through your institution/advisor and an approximate total budget for travel to the Theoretical Institute as an email to -

Dr Rhian Waller, InterRidge Coordinator

AGU Fall Meeting

12/10/2007 23:00
12/14/2007 23:00

AGU Fall Meeting - San Francisco

Ridge Related Sessions
B16 Geomicrobiology and Environmental Biogeochemistry of Iron and Manganese
T04 The Behavior of Mid-Ocean Ridge Discontinuities
T11 Faults In The Ocean Crust: Perspectives From Geology And Geophysics
T19 The Generation Of Oceanic Lithosphere In Areas Of Low Effusive Magmatism - Where Has All The Crust Gone?
V10 From the Arc to the Back-Arc: Linking Geochemical and Geophysical Observations with Geodynamic Models of the Mantle Wedge
V12 Spreading Ridge Interactions with Hotspots, Subduction Zones, and Transforms
V35 Seafloor Hydrothermal Systems Related to Volcanic Arcs