Welcome to the 11th International Conference of Gas in Marine Sediments

The second circular and the program are available for download

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You are invited to participate to the 11
th International Conference on Gas in Marine Sediments that will take place in Nice, France, from Tuesday 4th September to Thursday 6th September, 2012. An optional field-trip/excursion day will be proposed on Friday 7th September 2012.

The research fields covered by the « GIMS » conferences are traditionally related to methane-rich marine environments but have recently been extended to include fresh water lake environments. The topics we will cover include:

- formation of shallow gas in sediments,

- subsurface fluid flow, geochemical and thermal gradients,

- formation and destabilisation of gas hydrates,

- diversity and functioning of gas seeps, bubble sites, pockmarks and mud volcanoes,

- imaging subseafloor gas structures by seismic studies,

- regional studies on gas and gas hydrate distribution and quantification,

- seafloor emissions to the water column and the atmosphere,

- biological, microbiological and biogeochemical processes at seep ecosystems,

- methane derived authigenic carbonates,

CO2-hydrate for CH4-hydrate exchange : option for carbon Storage in marinesediments,

- sediment-water column gas fluxes in the future ocean.

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