InterRidge Liaison Panel to produce exploration guidelines

A new InterRidge Liaison Panel for the formation of guidelines concerning exploration and exploitation of vents has been formed. It will liaise with mining interests and policy makers to engage all interested in the very topical issue of SMS deposits at hydrothermal vents.

Currently, the panel members are: Georgy Cherkashov (Russia), Cornel de Ronde (NZ), Chuck Fisher (USA), Lyle Glowka (Canada), Jiabiao Li (China), Kim Juniper (Canada), Catherine Mevel (France), Sven Petersen (Germany), Joe Resing (USA) and Andrew Thaler (USA). The first meeting was at the UMI meeting in Shanghai, 15-20 Oct 2012 and a report will be posted soon.