Thread: 2018 AGU session V029: New Insights into Oceanic Spreading Centers from Seafloor Observatories

Started: 2018-06-28 22:46:39
Last activity: 2018-06-28 22:46:39
Topics: AGU Meetings
Dear Colleagues,

We wish to draw your attention to the following 2018Fall AGU session.

*V029: **New Insights into Oceanic Spreading Centers from
Seafloor Observatories*


Oceanic spreading centers are
complex settings in which geological, hydrothermal, biological and
oceanographic processes all interact. The challenges of understanding
these systems and of capturing the volcanic and tectonic events
responsible for forming the ocean crust has led to the establishment of
longterm multidisciplinary seafloor observatories (e.g., Ocean
Observatories Initiative, Ocean Networks Canada, European
Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water column Observatory). The resulting
datasets require exploration, integration, and modeling at a level that
cumulatively must transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries. The
goal of this session is to bring together the broad research community
working on data from seafloor observatories and complementary
experiments at oceanic spreading centers to understand 1) magma supply,
storage and emplacement 2) the dynamic hydrothermal system that link the
geosphere to the ocean and 3) the associated seafloor ecosystems. We
particularly encourage submissions that seek to integrate and model
disparate data sets.

Web link:_

Please forward this information to colleagues who may be
interested in contributing to this session.

Kind regards,

Session Conveners:
Christian Baillard: School of Oceanography, University of Washington
Thibaut Barreyre: K.G.J. Centre for Deep Sea Research, University of Bergen
Marjolaine Matabos:
David A Butterfield: University of Washington,

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