The workshop aims to bring together a team of scientists from wide-ranging disciplines to develop a comprehensive IODP proposal to quantify the links between large scale geological processes and methane seepage systems in the Fram Strait, the Atlantic-Arctic gateway. The Fram Strait is the only deep-water passage between the Arctic Ocean and the subpolar oceans that has a key role in modulating and recording present and past changes in oceanographic and climate conditions. It oﬀers a unique geological setting with the potential to provide ground-breaking insights into the links between geodynamic processes, hydrothermal circulation, and abiogenic processes. The Fram Strait is particularly suited for studying how ultra-slow spreading ridge tectonism and glaciations aﬀect methane and gas hydrate systems. The potential impact of such interactions on geochemical and biological cycles is of special interest. The working hypothesis is that methane seepage in the Arctic has been intensiﬁed with the onset of glaciations. Furthermore, we postulate that abiogenic methane has been a signiﬁcant component of the ﬂuid budget in Arctic sediments. We invite all scientists interested in developing proposals for scientiﬁc drilling in the Fram Strait to join us in Tromsø, Norway.
To register, please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 25th of April 2018 along with an expression of interest and a short CV. Early-career scientists are particularly encouraged to register.
Date: 04/06/2018 - 05/06/2018
Duration: 12:00 AM
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