InterRidge promotes interdisciplinary, international studies of oceanic spreading centers by creating a global research community, planning and coordinating new science programs that no single nation can achieve alone, exchanging scientific information, and sharing new technologies and facilities. InterRidge is dedicated to reaching out to the public, scientists and governments, and to providing a unified voice for ocean ridge researchers worldwide.

Two Job Announcements for the University of Southern Mississippi

Climate Change Oceanographer

The University of Southern Mississippi 

Section Head, Marine Geosciences Section, Division of Ocean Sciences,National Science Foundation (NSF) Arlington, VA

NSF’s Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) seeks candidates for the position of Section Head for the Marine Geosciences Section in the Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE).  The Section Head serves as a member of the Division leadership team and as the Directorate’s principal spokesperson in the area of marine geology, geophysics, paleaoceanography, and chemical oceanography research.

ISO-19115 compatible metadata of our vent database

We thank the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) for preparing ISO-19115 compatible metadata for the InterRidge Vents Database. There are PDF and XML versions for these metadata below. The PDF file is a revised version of that provided in Annex 3 of: Martin, C.S., et al. (2014) Manual of marine and coastal datasets of biodiversity importance. May 2014 release. Cambridge (UK): UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 28 pp. (+ 4 annexes totalling 174 pp. and one e-supplement), ISBN: 978-92-807-3393-8,

PostDoctoral positions in The Millennium Institute of Oceanography at the University of Concepcion, Chile

The Millennium Institute of Oceanography at the University of Concepcion, Chile, has an openi

InterRidge Cruise Bursaries


tenure-track (assistant/associate/full) professor in Marine Geoscience, Seoul National University

Seoul National University, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences is sear

Chinese Legislation Delegation Visits the International Seabed Authority

On 11 September 2014, a Chinese delegation headed by Mr.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Microbial Interactions at the Hunt lab, Duke University's Marine Laboratory, NC

The Hunt Lab welcomes applications from postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students with backgrounds in Biology, Oceanography and Environmental Engineering.

StComm meeting 2014

The 2014 InterRidge Steering Committee meeting is going to be held in Beijing on September 27-28, 2014. We are asking the National Correspondence and workgroup leaders to submit the annual update. If there is any question you would like to be discussed on the meeting, please write to