CGB research focuses on geobiology of the deep ocean hydrothermal systems and how volcanic hydrothermal processes support chemosynthetic life. The link between volcanism, water-rock interactions and life is a fundamental question that forms the scientific basis for the Centre.
Research at CGB is primarily organised around six themes:
- Geodynamics of the Deep Seafloor
- Water-Rock-Microbe Interactions & the Deep Biosphere
- Life in Extreme Environments & Roots of Life
- Vent and Seep Biota
- Early Earth and Biosignatures
- Earth System Evolution
The reality of research activity at CGB generally spans more than one of these research themes as crossovers are inherent in the nature of interdisciplinary science.