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3rd European Mantle Workshop in Pavia, 26-28th June 2018

The 3rd European Mantle Workshop will take place in the historical University of Pavia, situated approximately 40 km South of Milan, from Tuesday 26th to Thursday 28th June 2018. The workshop aims at providing a framework of advanced knowledge on the evolution of the Earth’s mantle. The workshop is mainly intended to discuss the mantle beneath Europe and neighboring areas; presentations from other parts of the world are welcome. Oral and poster presentations are scheduled.

Call for Nominations for the ISA Secretary-General Award for Excellence in Deep Sea Research

The International Seabed Authority (ISA) is explicitly mandated to promote and encourage the conduct of marine scientific research in the Area (UNCLOS, art.143), and accordingly, the coordination and dissemination of the results of such research analysis. In line with the above, the ISA Secretary-General Award for Research Excellence is one of seven voluntary commitments made by the Authority at the 2017 UN Ocean Conference.

New spare berths and job proposals

Please visit Spare Berths or Jobs sections for more information.

Call for submissions for the InterRidge News

InterRidge News is published annually by the InterRidge Office. The next - 23rd Volume shall be published in November 2017. Our newsletter contains brief research articles, the world ridge cruise schedule, updates from the InterRidge Working Groups and from our National Correspondents, and a calendar of upcoming meetings of interest to the InterRidge community. InterRidge News is intended for the rapid publication of preliminary results and cruise reports that do not appear in other publications.

The next AGU Fall Meeting

The next AGU Fall Meeting (American Geophysical Union) will be held on 11-15 December 2017 in New Orleans (Louisiana, USA) at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
The abstract submission is now open, the deadline is on 2nd August, 2017 (23:59 EDT/03:59 +1 GMT).

The next InterRidge Steering Committee meeting

The InterRidge Steering Committee is an assembly of representatives from the Principal and Regular Member Nations of InterRidge. Principal Member Countries have two voting representatives while Regular Member Countries have one. Each Corresponding Member Country has a national correspondent who is welcome as observer at the annual Steering Committee meeting. Working Group Leaders are also invited at the meetings to report on their activity.

Call for proposals of new InterRidge Working Groups

InterRidge plays a major role in triggering ridge-related science through its Working Groups (WG). Such WGs are appointed for a limited time on specific ridge-related scientific topics. The InterRidge Office is pleased to announce a call for proposals of new InterRidge Working Groups.

Become a deep sea spy

The deep sea lab at Ifremer (Brest, France) developed a citizen science project 'Deep sea spy' to help annotate the thousands of images recorded in hydrothermal vents using the deep-sea observatories EMSO-Azores and Ocean Networks Canada. The images were acquired with the observation modules TEMPO and TEMPO-mini, developed at Ifremer for the study of the temporal dynamics of deep-sea vent benthic communities. The two versions of the module were deployed on the active edifices Eiffel Tower in the Atlantic (Lucky Strike, Mid-Atlantic Ridge) and Grotto in the NorthEast Pacific (Main Endeavor Field, Juan de Fuca).

New InterRidge Coordinator

Dear InterRidge members,

My name is Kamil Szafrański and I am the new coordinator of our program. In close cooperation with the program co-chairs Jérôme Dyment and Nadine Le Bris, I will coordinate the InterRidge activities and I will be your contact person until the IR Office stays in France.

The new InterRidge Office

The InterRidge office has recently relocated from Beijing to Paris. The Office is hosted by the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (see www.ipgp.fr) and is led by two co-chairs Jérôme Dyment (IPGP) and Nadine Le Bris (Université Pierre et Marie Curie - UPMC). The coordinator is Kamil Szafrański.