InterRidge exists to:
InterRidge (IR) is a non-profit organization concerned with promoting all aspects of ocean floor research (its study, use and protection) which can only be achieved by international cooperation.
Promote interdisciplinary, international studies of the ocean’s floor
Coordinate scientific exchange (information, technology, facilities) between national research groups
Provide a unified voice for ocean ridge researchers worldwide
Encourage the protection and management of the oceanic ridge environment
Promote communication between non-scientists, scientists, educators and policy-makers
Spearhead education outreach efforts to raise awareness of the oceanic ridge environment