Applications for the SCOR-POGO Visiting Fellowship Programme 2020 have been extended!

The SCOR-POGO Visiting Fellowship Programme provides funding to researchers, technicians, postraduate students or post-doctoral fellows from developing countries or with economies in transition to spend between one and three months at another oceanographic institute, or to receive training.

Deadline for application: 30 April 2020

IODP expedition 395 applications and webinar

Expedition 395 Reykjanes Mantle Convection & Climate

Informational Webinar The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) is now accepting applications for scientific participants on Expedition 395 Reykjanes Mantle Convection & Climate aboard the JOIDES Resolution. Opportunities exist for researchers (including graduate students) in all shipboard specialties, including but not limited to sedimentologists, petrologists, micropaleontologists, paleomagnetists, petrophysicists, borehole geophysicists, igneous geochemists, inorganic and organic geochemists. To learn more about the scientific objectives of Expedition 395, life at sea, and how to apply to sail, please join us for a web-based seminar on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 12:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time.

CBE7 - Postponement due to Coronavirus

Dear Lovers of Chemosynthesis-Related Science,

The CBE7 Local Organizing Committee regrets to inform you that CBE7 has been postponed in light of the global Coronavirus situation. The Committee has considered the local São Paulo and Brazilian health advice, as well as the global response to the pandemic. Our team is working hard on rescheduling plans and is available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Please see our letter below.

Let`s stay safe, healthy and virtually united in these challenging times!

NOAA 2020 Expedition to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (EX2004, EX2005, EX2006)

From May 31 through August 20, NOAA and partners will conduct a three-part, telepresence-enabled ocean exploration expedition – Voyage to the Ridge 2020- on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to collect critical baseline information about unknown and poorly understood deepwater areas of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Azores Plateau, and the Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone.

Calling for additional scientific information regarding active vents on the Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge to support ISA workshop on regional environmental management plan in this region

Dear colleagues,

The International Seabed Authority (ISA) convened a workshop on “Regional Environmental Management Plan for the area of the Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge” in November 2019 in Évora, Portugal (See for the details of the workshop). During the workshop break-out session, the “active vent group”, reviewed and compiled the relevant scientific  information to describe active vent sites as Sites in Need of Protection relating to Article 145 of the Convention (see Appendix 1-1 of Annex IX of the report of this workshop

Award for an outstanding PhD thesis on ophiolites

To commemorate human and scientific contributions of Prof. Pietro Passerini (University of Florence, Italy), the journal Ofioliti - published by the Working Group on Mediterranean Ophiolites (GLOM) - offers an award of EUR 5,000 for the best PhD Thesis on ophiolite topics, financed by the Passerini family.

Final report from the Workshop on Regional Environmental Management Plan for the Area

The final report from the Workshop on Regional Environmental Management Plan for the Area of the Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR), organized by the International Seabed Authority (ISA) in collaboration with

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO Survey: Early Career Ocean Professionals

The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 is a critical opportunity to galvanise transformative actions for the ocean we need for the future we want.

Transition of the InterRidge Office to Korea

Year 2019 has been very active for InterRidge, with the organization of three workshops (Workshop on Integrated Multidisciplinary Observations in Vent Environments – IMOVE, in Bergen, Norway; Workshop on Hydrothermal Ore-forming Processes and the Fate of Seafloor Massive Sulfides Deposits along Slow and Ultraslow Spreading Mid-Ocean Ridges, in Hangzhou, China; Workshop on Seamounts and Islands Associated With Mid-Ocean Ridges, in Lisbon, Portugal) and the Theoretical Institute "Hydrothermalism in 4D: current challenges and emer

Crowdfunding for SCOR Visiting Scholars Program

The SCOR Committee on Capacity Building is in the process of evaluating applications for the 2020 class of SCOR Visiting Scholars. As usual, we have more good applications than the funds available. We should be able to support 5 Visiting Scholars in 2020 from traditional sources. For the past several years, we have supported part of a sixth Visiting Scholar through crowdfunding.

HACON expedition to Gakkel Ridge

HACON (Hot Vents in an Ice-Covered Ocean) is the first full-scale multidisciplinary investigation of deep (4000 m) hydrothermal vents under permanent ice cover in the Arctic, investigating the Aurora vent field (82.5°N) in the Gakkel Ridge. The expedition is organized between 19 September and 16 October 2019 on board R/V Kronprins Haakon. Follow the HACON expedition.

Session at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting on Shaping Slow- and Ultraslow-Spreading Seafloor with Faults, Magma, and Fluids.

Shaping Slow- and Ultraslow-Spreading Seafloor with Faults, Magma, and Fluids. Session ID: 82795

Session Description:

IODP Exp 390 & 393 - South Atlantic Transect

The proponents of an upcoming IODP drilling project encourage you to apply to join the science parties for the IODP South Atlantic Transect Expeditions (Expedition 390, 5 Oct – 5 Dec 2020 and Expedition 393, 6 Apr – 6 June 2021). These joint expeditions comprise a multidisciplinary drilling project that aims to recover complete sedimentary sections and ~200 m of oceanic crust along a crustal age transect at ~31°S across the South Atlantic.  

Session at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting on Magmatic Processes and Crustal Accretion at Mid-Ocean Ridges

V030 - Magmatic Processes and Crustal Accretion at Mid-Ocean Ridges

MoMARSAT Cruise 2019 June 10 to July 4

The MoMARSAT2019 cruise on the N/O Pourquoi pas? using the HOV Nautile is the yearly maintenance cruise of the EMSO Azores deep-sea observatory on the Lucky Strike hydrothermal vent field and will take place from 10 June to 4 July 2019.