Vent and Volcanoes

Related Expeditions

Below are some past expeditions featured on the OceanExplorer.NOAA.gov website that are related to hydrothermal vents and submarine volcanoes.

HACON: Hot Vents in an Ice-covered Ocean: The Role of the Arctic as a Connectivity Pathway Between Ocean Basins (WHOI)

2019 HACON: Hot Vents in an Ice-covered Ocean: The Role of the Arctic as a Connectivity Pathway Between Ocean Basins (WHOI)

September-October 2019: From September 19-October 16, a team of oceanographers participated in a voyage of discovery to explore in detail for the first time a hydrothermal vent field in the Arctic Ocean.

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Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas 2016

2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas

In 2016, NOAA and partners conducted a three-cruise expedition on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to collect critical baseline information of unknown and poorly known areas in and around the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

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Submarine Ring of Fire: Ironman 2014

Submarine Ring of Fire 2014 - Ironman 2014

Scientists traveled to the Submarine Ring of Fire to study of iron-oxidizing bacteria at hydrothermal vents and explore how the emission of carbon dioxide from active submarine volcanoes acidifies the local marine environment and how that in turn affects the unique biological communities living around the vents.

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Submarine Ring of Fire: Ironman 2012

Submarine Ring of Fire 2012 - NE Lau Basin

This expedition's region of exploration was the Northeast Lau basin, a zone where ocean plates both come together and separate at the highest rates on the planet.

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Submarine Ring of Fire: Kermadec Arc 2007

New Zealand American Submarine Ring of Fire 2007

Scientists returned to the Kermadec Arc to explore the Brothers submarine volcano, marking the most comprehensive exploration of one of the most geothermally active arc volcanoes yet discovered.

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Submarine Ring of Fire: Mariana Arc 2006

Submarine Ring of Fire 2006

During this expedition, scientists discovered some amazing places, including an erupting volcano, liquid carbon dioxide venting, "black smoker" chimneys, and more than 12 new species of chemosynthetic organisms at hydrothermal vent sites.

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New Zealand American Submarine Ring of Fire 2005

New Zealand American Submarine Ring of Fire 2005

Scientists on this expedition explored active submarine volcanoes in the Kermadec Arc, located north of New Zealand, with a pair of manned submersibles.

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Submarine Ring of Fire: Mariana Arc 2004

Submarine Ring of Fire 2004 - Mariana Arc

One of the main objectives of this expedition was to characterize the biology and chemistry of the hydrothermal systems at Mariana Arc volcanoes.

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The above items are only a selection of the educational materials highlighting hydrothermal vents and underwater volcanoes on our website.

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