Science

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

High Throughput Project Listings

The InterRidge Vent Ecology Working Group would like to encourage interactions between researchers with common interests in high-throughput genomic approaches for the study of deep-sea hydrothermal vent organisms. For the current list of high-throughput projects, please see: http://www.interridge.org/highthroughput Please feel free to submit your high-throughput listing here: http://www.interridge.org/node/add/highthroughput

Preview to 2009 InterRidge Newsletter: Oceanic Core Complex - Atlantis Massif, Mid-Atlantic Ridge 30°N

The cover of the 2009 InterRidge Newsletter will highlight research on oceanic core complexes. As a preview to this year's upcoming issue, we posted here the PDF for an article that will be included in the section for International Research at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge:
"Seismic Velocity Variation within the Footwall of an Oceanic Core Complex - Atlantis Massif, Mid-Atlantic Ridge 30°N"
By, Ashlee S. Henig1, Donna K. Blackman1, Alistair J. Harding1, Graham M. Kent1, and Juan-Pablo Canales2

InterRidge Student and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

InterRidge Student and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

New SCOR Working Group: "Hydrothermal energy transfer and its impact on ocean carbon cycles"

InterRidge is pleased to announce the approval of a new SCOR Working Group in Oct. 2008, to be co-funded by InterRidge, on "Hydrothermal energy transfer and its impact on ocean carbon cycles." This new Working Group (SCOR WG 135) is co-chaired by Nadine Le Bris (IFREMER, France) and Chris German (WHOI, USA). The proposal was developed from discussions at the InterRidge Theoretical Institute (IRTI) on Biogeochemical Interaction at Deep-Sea Vents, held in September 2007.

Seafloor Mineralization WG Discussion

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Mantle Imaging WG Discussion

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Long-Range Exploration WG Discussion

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Deep Earth Sampling WG Discussion

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Vent Ecology WG Discussion

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2007 Long-Range Exploration WG proposal

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2007 Vent Ecology WG proposal

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2007 Update

Biogeochemical Interaction at Deep-Sea Vents
Working Group

(May 2007)

Working Group Members:
Nadine Le Bris (Chair), IFREMER, France
Antje Boetius, Max Planck Institute für Marine Mikrobiologie, Germany
Margaret K. Tivey, WHOI, USA
George W. Luther III, University of Delaware, USA
Christopher R. German, WHOI, USA
Frank Wenzhöfer, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Germany
Jean-Luc Charlou, IFREMER, Germany
William E. Seyfried Jr., University of Minnesotta, USA
Danielle Fortin, University of Ottawa, Canada

Deep Earth Sampling Working Group Update 2007

Deep Earth Sampling Working Group Update 2007

(May 2007)
Benoit Ildefonse (CNRS/ISTEEM)

Working group members:
Wolfgang BACH - Bremen University, Bremen, Germany
Mathilde CANNAT - CNRS, Paris, France
Henry J.B. DICK - WHOI, Woods Hole, USA
Katrina EDWARDS - University of Southern California, USA
Kathryn GILLIS - University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
Benoît ILDEFONSE (chair) - CNRS, Montpellier, France
Peter B. KELEMEN - Columbia University, Palisades, USA
Christopher J. MACLEOD - Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

Global Distribution of Hydrothermal Activity Working Group

Chair: Chris R. German

Working Group Members:
USA - Ed Baker
USA - Y. John Chen
UK - Don Cowan
Japan - Toshitaka Gao Gamo
Spain - Eulália Grácia
Germany - Peter Halbach
New Zealand - Gary Massoth
Korea - Dr. Sang-Mook Lee
France - Joël Radford Knoery
USA - Anna-Louise Reysenbach
USA - Dan Scheirer
Canada - Steve D. Scott
France - Kevin G. Speer
USA - Carol A. Stein
USA - Cindy Lee Van Dover
Canada - Verena Tunnicliffe