U.S., France plan ocean study


  • Anonymous


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Institut Francais de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER) recently announced plans to conduct joint oceanographic investigations on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge from 1990 to 1992, according to an announcement from NOAA. The multidisciplinary project will focus on the structure, dynamics, and composition of the deep sea floor, the circulation and dispersion of hydrothermal fluids, the related biological communities, and the presence of metalliferous deposits on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Several U.S. and French agencies will participate in the project, which is a continuation of work by the two countries on the East Pacific Rise.