Sub-seaf­loor flu­id trans­port and gas hy­dra­te dy­na­mics summer schoolExternal

Activity Overview

Type: Capacity building and training
Start Date: September 3, 2018
End Date: September 14, 2018
Host: UniHB - MARUM
Venue: MARUM – Cen­ter for Ma­ri­ne En­vi­ron­men­tal Sci­en­ces and the IODP Bre­men Core Re­po­si­to­ry, Uni­ver­si­ty of Bre­men, Ger­ma­ny
Website: Sub-seaf­loor flu­id trans­port and gas hy­dra­te dy­na­mics summer school website

Application/registration deadline: May 4, 2018
Registration website:

The overlying goal of this summer school is to bring PhD stu­dents and young Post­docs in touch with the International Ocean Discovery Programme (IODP) at an ear­ly sta­ge of their ca­re­er, in­form them about the ex­cit­ing re­se­arch wi­t­hin IODP as (I)ODP and DSDP have been pro­ven to be the most suc­cess­ful in­ter­na­tio­nal­ly col­la­bo­ra­ti­ve re­se­arch pro­grams in the his­to­ry of Earth sci­en­ces, and to pre­pa­re them for future participation in IODP expeditions. Such trai­ning will be achie­ved by ta­king the sum­mer school par­ti­ci­pants on a “virtual ship” whe­re they get fa­mi­li­a­ri­zed with a wide spec­trum of sta­te-of-the-art ana­ly­ti­cal tech­no­lo­gies and core de­scrip­ti­on and scan­ning me­thods ac­cor­ding to the high stan­dards of IODP ex­pe­di­ti­ons. In ad­di­ti­on, the the­ma­tic to­pic of the sum­mer school will be re­view­ed by va­rious sci­en­ti­fic lec­tu­res by the lea­ding ex­perts in the field.

Sea­wa­ter cir­cu­la­tes through sys­tems of faults, frac­tu­res, and other per­me­able con­du­its in mag­ma­tic and se­di­men­ta­ry rocks and re­dis­tri­bu­tes heat and so­lu­tes by ad­vec­tion. Fluids se­eping through the oce­an crust in va­rious con­ti­nen­tal mar­gin set­tings trans­port hy­dro­c­ar­bons and con­cen­tra­te them at mi­gra­ti­on bar­ri­ers for­ming na­tu­ral gas hy­dra­tes wi­t­hin the gas hy­dra­te sta­bi­li­ty zone. ODP and IODP has cont­ri­bu­ted to an ama­zing turn-around in the per­cep­ti­on of ma­ri­ne gas hy­dra­tes. From avo­iding gas hy­dra­tes, due to safe­ty is­su­es in past, the pro­gram chan­ged its at­ti­tu­de com­ple­te­ly and is now ac­tive­ly dril­ling for them. Re­se­arch on na­tu­ral me­tha­ne hy­dra­tes in seaf­loor set­tings and its dy­na­mics du­ring cli­ma­te chan­ges is a to­pic of world­wi­de in­te­rest.