The InterRidge Info 2019 Archive

InterRidge Info #2/2019 (1st February 2019)

1) [Call for bids to host the next InterRidge Office, 2020-2022] In January 2020 the InterRidge Office is due to rotate under the appointment of a new Chair. All interested Members of InterRidge are invited to submit bids to host the new office and nominations for the new Chair. Bids should be submitted electronically to the InterRidge Coordinator. More information can be obtained from the IR Coordinator or from the IR Co-Chairs: Nadine Le Bris & Jérôme Dyment. The full call for bids is posted on the IR website.
2) [
Spare berth on SMARTIES Cruise] French research cruise SMARTIES of RV “Pourquoi Pas?” and deep-sea submersible “Nautile” will take place between 12 July and 24 August 2019 on the intersection of the Mid-Atlandtic Ridge axis and the Romanche Transform Fault. Port calls will be on the Cape Verde Islands. The aim is to complete the mapping of the region to recognize the boundaries of a Smooth Seafloor domain and its persistence through time and explore in detail the change in deformation patterns on selected targets already identified from available bathymetric data. Bathymetric, gravimetric and magnetic data will be acquired. Nautile will collect rocks, videos and images to be interpreted onboard. More information here.
3) [IR Fellowships - reminder]
Proposals for the 2019 edition of InterRidge Student and Postdoctoral Fellowships (of up to 5000 US$ each) should be submitted electronically to the InterRidge Office by 31 March 2019. More details here.
4)
[Goldschmidt 2019] Javier Gonzalez, Pierre Josso and Irene Zananiri are hosting a session entitled “Critical raw materials based on marine minerals: New frontiers and challenges” at Goldschmidt 2019 in Barcelona on 18-23 August 2019. The abstract submission is now open with a deadline for submission on 29 March 2019 (23:59 CET). You are encouraged to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentation, students and early career researcher are especially welcome. A detailed description of the session and abstract submission details are given here.
5)
[7th International Symposium on Deep-Sea Corals - reminder] The 7th International Symposium on Deep-Sea Corals will be held in Cartagena (Colombia) from 29 July to 2 August 2019. Early registration and abstract submissions are now open. More information here.
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) [Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems theme session at the ICES Annual Conference] A session titled ‘Vulnerable marine ecosystems (VMEs): key structural and functional elements in the deep sea’ is organized at the next ICES Annual Science Conference taking place in Gothenburg, Sweden on 9-12 September 2019. A call for abstracts for this session is now open with adeadline on 11 March 2019. More details on the session can be found here. Abstracts can be submitted here.

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The next InterRidge Info will be sent on Wednesday
20th February 2019.
All items for inclusion should be sent to the IR Office by Monday
18th February 2019.
Contact: Kamil Szafrański – InterRidge Coordinator at
interridge@ipgp.fr
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InterRidge Info #1/2019 (16th January 2019)

1) [InterRidge Student and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2019] The InterRidge Office is pleased to announce the launch of call for Student and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in 2019. As part of InterRidge’s mission to promote international, collaborative, and interdisciplinary studies of oceanic spreading centers, we invite proposals for InterRidge Student and Postdoctoral Fellowships of up to 5000 US$ each. IR Fellowships are designed to encourage international collaboration on any aspect of ridge-crest science by graduate students or postdoctoral researchers, fostering long-standing partnerships for their future careers. The awards may be used, for instance, for cruise participation or laboratory work by adding an international dimension to the Fellow’s research (in line with the Third Decadal Plan of InterRidge). All application materials are to be submitted electronically to the InterRidge Coordinator by 31st March 2019.
2) [First workshop of the IR WG on Seamounts and Islands] The first workshop of the IR Working Group on Mid-Ocean Ridge Islands and Seamounts will be convened over three days (19 to 21 September 2019) in which participants will be able to exchange thoughts on priorities for research on seamounts and islands near to mid-ocean ridges. It will cover all geological, biology and oceanographic processes. The workshop will be hosted by the Instituto Hidrográfico, Lisbon (Portugal), within the beautiful grounds of a previous convent (Convento Trinas).
3) [25th Annual Session of the International Seabed Authority] The 25th annual session of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) will be held in Kingston (Jamaica) in two parts in late February and July 2019. InterRidge, as observer, will attend the Council session from 25th February to 1st March 2019. Comments on the revised draft regulations on the exploitation of mineral resources in the Area are a major point of the programme of work of the ISA Council during its next meeting. The secretariat has received 42 submissions of comments on the draft regulations and identified several critical areas for discussion by the Council during this first part of the 25th Session. More information about the ISA sessions.
4) [ISA Contractor Training Programme] The following training opportunities are currently available:
A)
Nauru Ocean Resources Inc (NORI) is offering two at-sea on-board placements, for a 4-6 week offshore exploration campaign to candidates (one to a candidate from a developing States and the other to a candidate from Nauru) interested in marine science and in particular physical and chemical oceanography and/or seafloor sampling and/or geotechnical work. Deadline for application: 1st February 2019
B
) Ifremer (French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea) is offering one internship in the field of Environmental Studies to candidates from developing States within its 2019 training programme. The internship will take place within the deep-sea ecosystems studies laboratory of Ifremer, in Brest, for a duration of two months, with the objective for the candidate to acquire practical knowledge of deep ocean environmental studies and to develop skills in morphological and molecular taxonomy of Nematoda. Deadline for application: 8th February 2019
5) [Happy New Year] At this beginning of the year 2019, we wish to all the members of InterRidge community a very happy new year, hoping to see you joining our efforts in the promotion of mid-ocean ridge research.

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The next InterRidge Info will be sent on Wednesday
30th January 2019.
All items for inclusion should be sent to the IR Office by Monday
28th January 2019.
Contact: Kamil Szafrański – InterRidge Coordinator at
interridge@ipgp.fr
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