Spare berths for IR Cruise Bursaries

Information on spare berths on cruises:

  1.  NEW Dieter Garbe-Schönberg and Froukje van der Zwan (both Kiel University, Institute of Geosciences), principle investigators of the Cruise MSM70 BathyChem with RV Maria S. Merian, are offering up to 3 berths to early-career scientists. This ~38-day DFG-funded cruise to the eastern central Atlantic is scheduled on very short notice to depart Mindelo, Cape Verde on December 25, 2017, returning to Las Palmas, Canary Islands (Spain) on February 4th.
    Multibeam bathymetry and gravity data will be collected along the Cape Verde Ridge, the western Guinea Fracture Zone and along the Bathymetrists Seamount chain. The mapping is coupled to a seafloor sampling program, which is planned to perform ~65 rock dredges along the seamounts and adjacent fracture zone walls.
    For more details on the cruise, contact Froukje van der Zwan (
    Deadline for application (to be sent by e-mail) is October 31, 2017.

  2. Emily Klein (Duke) and Hans Schouten (WHOI), Chief Scientists of the Cocos-Nazca Rift Cruise, are offering 2 to 5 berths to early-career scientists. This ~30-day NSF-funded cruise to the eastern Pacific Ocean is scheduled to depart Manzanillo, Mexico on May 1, 2018, returning to San Diego, USA (subject to change) onboard RV Roger Revelle.
    Multibeam bathymetry, magnetic, and gravity data will be collected at western end of the rift, east of triple junction between 102° and 99° W, and ~60 rock dredges will be performed along segments S2-S8.
    InterRidge will offer at least one cruise bursary to this project.
    For more details on the cruise, contact Ross Parnell-Turner (
    Deadline for application (to be sent by e-mail) is December 1, 2017.


Candidates should send a completed application form, CV, a letter of support from his/her supervisor/laboratory/university, and a letter of invitation from the cruise chief scientist to the InterRidge Coordinator.

If you are on a cruise with spare berths and you can offer this opportunity, please contact the InterRidge Office.