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 https://www.isa.org.jm/workshop/workshop-regional-environmental-management-plan-area-northern-mid-atlantic-ridge 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.

7th International Symposium on Chemosynthesis-Based Ecosystems

Registration for the 7th International Symposium on Chemosynthesis-Based Ecosystems (CBE7) is now open. CBE is the premier meeting of researchers, specialists, explorers, managers, policy makers and students to exchange ideas and share knowledge about advances in chemosynthesis-based ecosystems. Take advantage of the best early registration rates until May 31, 2020. You can also submit your abstract(s) by April 20, 2020.

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

2020 Call for SCOR Working Group Proposals

The 2020 SCOR Annual Meeting will take place in Guayaquil, Ecuador on the week of the 19-23 of October 2020. Details about the meeting will be posted on the meeting website as they become available.

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.

ECORD Summer School 2020: Downhole Logging for IODP Science

Returning to the University of Leicester for the fifth year, the ECORD Summer School: Downhole Logging for IODP Science focuses on downhole-logging within the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) and the applications of downhole measurements in various geoscientific fields, including paleoclimatology, sedimentology, and broader geological and ecological processes.

IODP – preliminary proposal workshop

Workshop to develop an IODP preliminary proposal to investigate the early evolution of back-arc basins by drilling in the Havre Trough, 10-11 March 2020

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

International workshop DriMMLOC at Tongji University in Shanghai (China)

An international workshop DriMMLOC “Drilling the Mantle, Moho and Lower Oceanic Crust” will be held on 7-9 May 2020 at Tongji University in Shanghai (China). The workshop will present the latest developments across a broad spectrum of earth science disciplines, including tectonics, geophysics, petrology and biogeochemistry to address the main question of how do the styles of formation of the oceanic lithosphere vary with spreading rate and magma supply, and how do these influence hydrothermal alteration and microbial activity.

Excellent Early Career Scientist in SMS Award

Excellent Early Career Scientist in SMS Award

1. General info and selection criteria for this award after the ISA guideline:

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.

Final Report for InterRidge Workshop on Hydrothermal Ore-forming Processes and the Fate of Seafloor Massive Sulfides Deposits along Slow and Ultraslow Spreading Mid-Ocean Ridges

Final Report for InterRidge Workshop on Hydrothermal Ore-forming Processes and the Fate of Seafloor Massive Sulfides Deposits along Slow and Ultraslow Spreading Mid-Ocean Ridges

Sessions of interest for the InterRidge community at EGU 2020

The following sessions of interest for the InterRidge community will be organized at the EGU (European Geosciences Union) 2020 General Assembly in Vienna on 3-8 May 2020. Plese submit your abstracts before the 15 January 2020 at 13:00 CET.

Session TS8.1

Oceanic and continental transform faults: towards a multi-disciplinary approach

ECORD Training Course 2020

ECORD Training Course 2020

20 - 24 April 2020 at the MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences and the IODP Bremen Core Repository (BCR), University of Bremen, Germany.

The Training Course