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Global Distribution of Hydrothermal Vent Fields (2020) - InterRidge Global Database of Active Submarine Hydrothermal Vent Fields 3.4

Date created: 07 March 2022

The InterRidge Vents Database is a global database of submarine hydrothermal vent fields. The InterRidge Vents Database is supported by the InterRidge program for international cooperation in ridge-crest studies (www.interridge.org).

Purpose of the database The purpose of the InterRidge Global Database of Active Submarine Hydrothermal Vent Fields, hereafter referred to as the “InterRidge Vents Database,” is to provide a comprehensive list of active submarine hydrothermal vent fields for use in academic research and education. As stated by the InterRidge Working Group (WG) on Global Distribution of Hydrothermal Activity (InterRidge News 9.1, April 2000): “The idea of this data-base is that it should become the international standard for all known sites of submarine hydrothermal activity which can be updated simply by submitting an electronic message to the InterRidge Office."

Version 3.4 was completed on 25 March 2020 and and is published at PANGAEA® Data Publisher: Beaulieu, Stace E; Szafrański, Kamil M (2020) InterRidge Global Database of Active Submarine Hydrothermal Vent Fields Version 3.4. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.917894 (temporary link https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.917894)

Data and Resources

Rating
Issued 2021-07-21
Modified 2022-02-11
Language English
DCAT Type Dataset
Publisher Name
  • Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
Contact Name
  • Dr. Stace Beaulieu
Contact Email [email protected]

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