We participate in projects of partners along ultraslow spreading ridges. These include the Seamstress project at the University of Tromsø. This project tries to evaluate the effect of tectonic stresses on the release of greenhouse gases, especially near spreading ridges. This gives us the opportunity to look at spreading processes at the northern termination of Knipovich Ridge.

Together with scientists from the Centre for Deep Sea Research at the University of Bergen in Norway, we are investigating processes and connections between geology and biology in the deep sea. We are conducting seismological investigations at a well-known hydrothermal field – Loki’s Castle – at the southern end of Knipovich Ridge.