InterRidge fördert die interdisziplinäre und internationale Forschung an den ozeanischen Spreizungszentren durch die Bildung einer weltweiten Forschungsgemeinschaft, durch den Austausch wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisse und die gemeinsame Nutzung von neuen Technologien und Einrichtungen sowie durch die Planung und Koordination neuer Forschungsprogramme, die die Möglichkeiten einzelner Nationen übersteigen. InterRidge sucht ständig den Kontakt zur Öffentlichkeit, zu Wissenschaftlern und Regierungen und fungiert als Sprachrohr für die weltweite Forschungsgemeinde, die an ozeanischen Spreizungszentren arbeitet.

Call for proposals: InterRidge Student and Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2014

Call for proposals:

InterRidge Student and Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2014

All application materials are to be submitted electronically to the InterRidge Coordinator (; by 31 March 2014

Travel bursaries and extended deadline of 2014 VentBase 2014

VentBase 2014 is pleased to announce support from InterRidge for two student participants completing post-graduate research in a relevant field. The travel bursaries provided by InterRidge will contribute upto USD 2500 per student towards travel costs associated with the workshop. To apply for a travel bursary, students must submit an abstract/statement of interest through the online submission page. Students will also need to compose a 200 word summary of why the workshop is important to their research and how they think participation will benefit their studies.

Third Decadal Plan


From ridge crest to deep-ocean trench: Formation and Evolution of the Oceanic Crust and Its Interaction with the Ocean, Biosphere, Climate and Human Society

A plan for the third decade of InterRidge science

Hydrothermal vent chimney on the East Scotia Ridge imaged by the UK ChEsSo Consortium, January 2010. Mosaic image by Leigh Marsh, Jon Copley (University of Southampton) and the ISIS ROV Team (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton).

 InterRidge is the only scientific  organisation that spans the single largest  geological domain on the planet: the  Earth’s oceanic crust, representing more  than 60% of the Earth’s surface. The  background for this framework is the  recognition of a number of key areas of  research that are needed to underpin our  developing understanding of the  formation and evolution of the oceanic  crust and its interaction with the ocean,  biosphere, climate and human society.  The role of InterRidge has evolved from  facilitating cooperation between ridge  crest scientists to helping science focus on  the major and fundamental aspects of ocean crust generation and evolution; from genesis at the ridge crest, to evolution on the flanks and under the abyssal plains to its fate at convergent margins, subduction zones, arcs and back-arc systems.

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