SCOR - InterRidge Meeting on Indian Ocean

The SCOR - InterRidge Meeting on "Mid-Ocean Ridges and Other Geological Features of the Indian Ocean" will take place on 14-16 November, 2018, in Goa, India.

Goals

This meeting aims to encourage involvement of the Ridge and Marine Geology and Geophysics communities in the International Indian Ocean Expedition - 2 (IIOE-2). The budget allocated by SCOR and InterRidge will mostly be used to allow students, young scientists, or other scientists to participate, with special attention given to countries bounding the Indian Ocean and potentially involved in the IIOE-2.

Themes

The following seven themes cover the main peculiarities of the Indian Ocean ridges and geology:

1) Indian Ocean mid-oceanic ridges: hydrothermalism, fragile ecosystem, and deep-sea mining exploration

2) Indian Ocean mid-ocean ridges: tectonics and magmatism in a wide range of spreading rates

3) Evolving lithosphere of the Indian Ocean: from mid-ocean ridges to basins to active or passive margins

4) Complex physical and geochemical aspects of the Indian Ocean mid-ocean ridge system

5) Aseismic ridges, oceanic plateaus, micro-continents and seamounts of the Indian Ocean

6) Implications of the collision and subduction on the complex history of the Indian Ocean

7) Submarine fans and sedimentation history in the Indian Ocean

Scientists interested by these themes are invited to join the meeting and mark the dates.

Further announcements regarding registration, abstract submission, and practical aspects will appear in a near future.