Seafloor Processes

  • undersea volcanic eruptionHydrothermal vents

Deep-ocean research, carried out in one of the most remote frontiers on the planet, locates, characterizes and quantifies underwater venting of heat and gases from the Earth’s core. The ocean environment around these seafloor volcanoes can also be used to study impacts of local ocean acidification. JISAO has one of the world’s leading research groups investigating underwater vents and the otherworldly creatures that call these hostile environments home. 

Affiliated Programs

NOAA Vents Program