Centre for Geobiology

Jan Mayen Vent Field

Natural CO2 leakage from underlying hydrothermal system

Centre for Geobiology, UoB

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The Jan Mayen Vent Fields are situated at the southernmost segment of the Mohns Ridge at a water depth of 550 to 700 m.  The hydrothermal fluids at this site are characterised by high CO2 contents, providing the opportunity to study

- the dispersion of CO2 in the water column

- potential effects of high CO2 on marine ecosystems

- test CO2 monitoring equipment


For more information, contact Tamara Baumberger.