13th International Conference on

Gas in Marine Sediments

19th to 22nd September 2016 in Tromsø, Norway

Final registration deadline is 20th of June 2016

Conference fee:

Full rate 450$

Student 350$

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GIMS 13 will take place in Tromsø, “The Gateway to the Arctic", Norway.

The interdisciplinary conference – held every second year – will focus on the world’s active and passive margins including the Arctic and Antarctic. There will be technical programme themes devoted to the detection and chemistry of fluids.

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Tromsø

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Lill-Iren Gabrielsen Mikalsen

Executive officer
CAGE – Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate

E-mail: lill-iren.g.mikalsen@uit.no

Phone: +47 77 64 51 94

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Jürgen Mienert

Director
CAGE – Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate

E-mail: jurgen.mienert@uit.no

Phone: +47 77 64 44 46

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Maja Sojtaric

Communications Coordinator
CAGE – Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate

E-mail: maja.sojtaric@uit.no

Phone: +47 77 62 52 40

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International committee:

Program

Monday
08:00–09:00
Registration
09:00–10:00
Opening and Keynote speaker
10:00–10:30
Coffee break and Group photo
10:30–12:30
GEOPHYS – Oral
 
Peter Kannberg, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, High Resolution Electromagnetic Mapping of Gas Hydrate Offshore Southern California
 
Katrin Schwalenberg, BGR - Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, Germany, Gas hydrate saturation estimates from the Danube Delta offshore Romania using marine controlled source electromagnetics
 
Michael Nole, University of Texas at Austin, The impact of flow focusing on gas hydrate accumulations in overpressured marine sediments
 
Joana Gafeira, British Geological Survey, Semi-automated mapping and characterisation of seabed pockmarks
 
Sutieng Ho Department of Geosciences, National Taiwan University, Pockmarks above buried reservoirs: how structural heterogeneity in sediment cover govern gas leakage
12:30–13:30
Lunch
13:30–14:10
Andreia Plaza-Faverola, CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, Department of Geology, UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Tectonic stress modeling can explain seafloor seepage of the West-Svalbard margin
 
Kate Alyse Waghorn, CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, Department of Geology, UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Origins and driving mechanisms for shallow methane accumulations on the Svyatogor Ridge, Fram Strait
 
Angus Best, National Oceanography Centre / University of Southampton, Methane gas and hydrate morphology effects on seismic wave attenuation in seafloor sediments.
14:10–15:30
SIMU – Oral
 
Alberto Malinverno, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Modeling the formation of methane hydrate-bearing intervals in fine-grained sediments
 
Liang-Kai Chu, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Using Ethanol as a Kinetic Promoter for Methane Hydrate Formation
 
Sunil Vadakkepuliyambatta, CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, Department of Geology, UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Impact of future methane emissions from gas hydrate dissociation in the Arctic
 
Leonid Yurganov, UMBC, Atmospheric methane over the Arctic Ocean: Thermal IR satellite data
15:30–16:00
Coffee break
17:00–18:00
GEOPHYS / SIMU poster discussion
16:00–17:00
GEOPHYS / SIMU poster session
 
GEOPHYS – Posters
 
Ricardo León Buendia, Instituto Geológico y Minero de España, Seabed fluid migration structures in the northwest Iberia margin (North Atlantic Ocean)
 
Víctor Cartelle, University of Vigo, Contextualization of gas-bearing sediments in the shallowest areas of the Galician margin: results from the Ría de Ferrol (NW Spain)
 
Win-Bin Cheng, Jinwen university of science & technology, Determination of Fracture Distribution on the Accretionary Prism off Southwest Taiwan Seismic Using Ocean Bottom Seismometers and shear-wave splitting analysis
 
Anke Dannowski, GEOMAR, High resolution shear wave modelling of OBS data in a gas hydrate environment in the Danube deep-sea fan, Black Sea
 
Peter Franek, CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, Department of Geology, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Natural gas leakage on the western Svalbard continental margin as a source of microseismic activity
 
Jess Hillman, The Ohio State University / GEOMAR, Determining gas hydrate distribution in sands using integrated analysis of well log and seismic data in the Terrebonne Basin, Gulf of Mexico.
 
Huai-Houh Hsu, Chienkuo Technology University, Submarine Velocity Structure and Slope Stability Assessment
 
Jens Karstens, Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen, The impact of sedimentation and erosion on gas hydrate dynamics during and after glaciations on the Norwegian continental shelf
 
Boris Katsnelson, L. Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel, Acoustic characterization of gassy sediment in shallow water. Lake Kinneret as a case study
 
Ingo Klaucke, GEOMAR, On the response of mud volcano morphology and backscatter pattern to fluid content of the expulsed mud: examples from the Sorokin Trough offshore Crimea, Black Sea
 
Urmi Majumdar, The Ohio State University, The Role of Bottom Simulating Reflectors in Gas Hydrate Assessment
 
Nils-Axel Mörner, Paleogeophysics & Geodynamics, Methane venting and methane venting tectonics
 
Anatoly Obzhirov, V.I.I’lichev Pacific Oceanological Institute FEB RAS, Depatment of Geology and Geophysics Vladivostok, Gas hydrate is indicator of active zones faults and oil-gas deposit.
 
Emilia Piasecka, CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, Department of Geology, UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Glacitectonically formed hill-hole pairs associated with shallow gas accumulations and fluid flow in Nordkappbanken, southern Barents Sea.
 
Sverre Planke, Volcanic Basin Petroleum Research, P-Cable high resolution 3D seismic technology and seabed sampling: new tools for mapping and understanding sub-surface fluid flow in the Barents Sea
 
Katrin Schwalenberg, BGR - Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, Germany, Geophysical signatures of methane seepage and gas hydrate formation at Opouawe Bank, Hikurangi Margin, New Zealand
 
Sunny Singhroha, CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, Department of Geology, UiT the Arctic University of Norway, High-resolution seismic velocity analysis of multicomponent OBS data in gas hydrate saturated sediments of Vestnesa Ridge, western Svalbard margin
 
Malin Waage, CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, Department of Geology, UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Structural controlled fluid flow migration beneath giant craters and associated pingos in the Western Barents Sea
 
Rui Yang, GuangZhou Institute of Energy Conversion,Chinese Academy of Sciences, Calculation of Depth about Base of Gas Hydrate Stability Zone in Nothern Slope of South China Sea
 
SIMU – Posters
 
Yen-An Chen, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Determination of the Diffusin Coefficients of Methane in Water/Brine at 100 bar
 
Katja Heeschen GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, An approach on the effect of mineral compositions on the kinetics of methane hydrate formation
 
Elke Kossel, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Experimental investigation of water permeability in quartz sand as function of gas hydrate saturation
 
Christian Stranne, Stockholm University, Modelling of climate warmin-induced methane gas escape from the seafloor - the importance of dynamic multi-phase flow representation
 
Li Wei, The Ohio State University, A 1D mass balance model for the formation of gas hydrate in marine sequences
Tuesday
08:00–08:40
Keynote speaker
08:40–10:00
REGION – Oral
 
Karin Marie Andreassen, CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, Department of Geology, UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Massive gas release from Arctic petroleum provinces formed seabed craters after ice sheet retreat
 
Henry Patton, CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, Department of Geology, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, The impact of ice-sheet glaciation on gas-hydrate stability across the Eurasian Arctic
 
Stephanie Dupre, IFREMER, Fluid emissions in the Sea of Marmara: distribution, controls and impacts
 
Luis Somoza, Geological Survey of Spain (IGME), Are buried hydrothermal systems fuelling sub-seafloor gas hydrate mounds in deepwater sub-polar oceanic basins?: Examples from the Scotia and Weddell Sea, Antarctica.
10:00–10:30
Coffee break
10:30–12:30
Soledad García-Gil, University of Vigo, Shallow Gas System in the Galician Rias (NW Spain): Factors of control
 
Shu-Kun Hsu, Department of Earth Sciences / National Central University, Taiwan, General character and distribution of seabed gas emissions off SW Taiwan
 
Romain Jatiault, University of Perpignan - TOTAL, Morphologic and sub‐bottom characteristics of active thermogenic seeps in the Lower Congo basin
 
Regina Katsman, University of Haifa, Methane bubble ascent within shallow muddy aquatic sediments: dynamics and controlling factors
 
Jennifer Frederick, Sandia National Laboratories, A Probabilistic Gas Hazard Map For an Ice-Free Arctic Ocean: Modeling the Evolution of Submarine Permafrost and Gas Hydrates on the Circum-Arctic Shelf
 
Christian Hensen, GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel, FLOWS: Fluid Flow and Seismicity at Transform-Type Plate Boundaries (EU-COST project ES1301)
12:30–13:30
Lunch
13:30–17:30
Tour
18:00–21:00
Banquet
Wednesday
08:00–08:40
Keynote speaker – Antoine Cremiere
08:40–10:00
GEOCHEM - Oral
 
Catherine Pierre, UPMC-LOCEAN, Methane seepage and groundwater discharge on the Aquitaine Shelf and New Jersey Margin as recorded by silica and carbonate cementation of subseafloor sediments.
 
Natalia Martínez-Carreño, VIGO, Geochemical and geological factors controlling the spatial distribution of sulfate-methane transition zone in the Ría de Vigo (NW Spain)
 
Saulwood Lin, Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University, Limited Pyrite Formation with Fast AOM Reaction At the TY Mud Volcano, Offshore SW Taiwan
 
Matthias Haeckel, GEOMAR, Methane seepage induced clay mineral diagenesis
10:00–10:30
Coffee break
10:30–11:50
Pavel Serov, CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, Department of Geology, UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Deglaciation-driven methane release developing gas hydrate pingos at Storfjordrenna Trough, Svalbard
 
Martin Blumenberg, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), “Adsorbed" Gases Revisited – A tool for a better understanding of the geology of the Northern Barents Sea?
 
Simone Sauer, Geological Survey of Norway / CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Sources and turnover of organic carbon and methane in fjord and shelf sediments off northern Norway
 
Jean-Philippe Blouet, University of Fribourg, Natural gas shale fracturing recorded by seep carbonate paragenesis
11:50–12:30
BIOCARB - Oral
 
Helge Niemann, University of Basel & CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, Department of Geology, UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Environmental controls on aerobic methane oxidation in coastal waters
 
Haoyi Yao, CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, Department of Geology, UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Fracture controlled fluid transport induced microbial activities in Vestnesa Ridge
12:30–13:30
Lunch
13:30–15:30
Emmelie Åström, CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, Department of Geology, UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Sub-seabed methane emissions influences infaunal and megafaunal community structure at Vestnesa cold seep, 79N°
 
Mei-Chin Lai, National Chung Hsing University/ Department of Life Sciences, Deep sea methane base ecosystem offshore SW Taiwan
 
Olga Sánchez-Guillamón, Instituto Español de Oceanografía (IEO), Mapping seafloor features and benthic habitats in mud volcanoes of the Moroccan margin of the Gulf of Cádiz using ROV underwater images
 
Alexey Krylov, St. Petersburg State University; VNIIOkeangeologia, Authigenic carbonates in the Gas Hydrates-bearing structures of the Lake Baikal
 
Rossella Capozzi, University of Bologna, Controls on stable isotope signatures in Methane-Derived Authigenic Carbonates: examples from the Northern Apennines, Italy
 
Diana Sahy, British Geological Survey, U-Th dating of methane emissions on the Northern US Atlantic margin
15:30–16:00
Coffee break
16:00–17:00
REGION / GEOCHEM / BIOCARB poster session
17:00–18:00
REGION / GEOCHEM / BIOCARB poster discussion
 
REGION – Poster
 
Ewa Burwicz, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany, 3D basin-scale modeling of a natural gas hydrate system at the Green Canyon, Gulf of Mexico
 
Joana Gafeira, British Geological Survey, Evidence of Gas in Marine Sediments, offshore UK
 
Akihiro Hachikubo, Kitami Institute of Technology, Hydrate-bound thermogenic methane retrieved at the Tatar Trough, off southwestern Sakhalin Island
 
Akihiro Hachikubo, Kitami Institute of Technology, Natural gas hydrates retrieved off Abashiri (eastern Hokkaido), the Sea of Okhotsk
 
Wei-Li Hong, CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, Department of Geology, UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Production, consumption, and migration of methane in offshore southwestern Taiwan
 
Oleg Khlystov, Limnological Institute SB RAS, Distribution pattern of hydrate-bearing structures in Lake Baikal
 
Simon Müller, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Germany, Shallow Gas in the German North Sea – Origin, Migration and Reservoir Architecture
 
Anastasiia Semenova, All Russian Research Institute for Geology and Mineral Resources of the World Ocean, Mapping of Gas Hydrate Stability Zone within the Arctic seas offshore Russia
 
Ming Su, Key Laboratory of Gas Hydrate, Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Reconciling some ideas on stratigraphic correlation to understanding the occurrence of gas hydrates in the Shenhu Area, nothern continental slope of the South China Sea
 
Umberta Tinivella, Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale - OGS, Gas Hydrate in the South Shetland Margin, Offshore Antarctic Peninsula: A review of two decades of studies
 
GEOCHEM - Poster
 
Akihiro Hachikubo, Kitami Institute of Technology, Double structure gas hydrates discovered at the southern basin of Lake Baikal
 
Wei-Li Hong, CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, Department of Geology, UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Fluid geochemistry from a shallow water gas hydrate pingo field south of Svalbard: the role of gas hydrate in fluid transport
 
Guillaume Michel, IFREMER, Biogenic methane leakage on the Aquitaine Shelf: fluid system characterization from source to emission.
 
Hirotsugu Minami, Kitami Institute of Technology, Geochemical feature of pore waters from gas hydrate-bearing sediment cores retrieved at Tatarsky Trough off Sakhalin Island, Russia
 
Tatiana Pogodaeva, Limnological Institute SB RAS, Chemical in and outflow at the Krasny Yar methane seep in Lake Baikal
 
BIOCARB – Poster
 
Song-Chuen Chen, Central Geological Survey, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan, Chemosynthetic communities and authigenic carbonates in the cold seep area of the Palm Ridge off southwest Taiwan
 
Antoine Cremiere, Geological Survey of Norway / CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, Department of Geology, UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Sulfur biosignatures recorded in cold seep carbonates
 
Stephanie Dupre, IFREMER, The Aquitaine Shelf edge (Bay of Biscay): an outlet for microbial methane release
 
Sutieng Ho, Department of Geosciences, National Taiwan University, First direct evidence of methane gas conduit formed along endobenthic burrow
 
Oleg Khlystov, Limnological Institute SB RAS, Diversity of Archaea and their Participation in Anaerobic Oxidation of Methane in Bottom Sediments of the Discharge Areas with Oil- and Gas-Bearing Fluids of Lake Baikal
Thursday
08:00–08:40
Keynote speaker
08:40–10:00
DIVERS - Oral
 
Patrice Imbert, Total E&P Pau, Methane seepage, from dispersed to focused: a multi-scale continuum
 
Oleg Khlystov, Limnological Institute SB RAS, Gas source and formation depth of mud volcanoes in Lake Baikal
 
Matthieu Dupuis, Université de Lille, The Ayaz-Akhtarma mud volcano: an actively growing mud pie in the foothills of the Greater Caucasus, Azerbaijan
 
Markus Loher, MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences and University of Bremen, Deep-seated fluid seepage at the Venere mud volcano, Calabrian accretionary wedge
10:00–10:30
Coffee break
10:30–11:30
Arunima Sen, CAGE/IFREMER, Fauna and habitat types in the turbidity current driven Congo deep-sea fan lobes
 
Tatiana Matveeva, VNIIOkeangeologia, Mud Volcano Gas Hydrate-Bearing Province of the Gulf of Cadiz - Multi-Disciplinary Investigations
 
Shyam Chand, Geological Survey of Norway (NGU) / CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, Department of Geology, UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Long term fluid expulsion revealed by pockmarks, gas flares and carbonate crust connected to present and palaeo channels from central North Sea
11:30–12:00
BIOCARB / DIVERS / EMIT poster session
12:00–12:30
BIOCARB / DIVERS / EMIT poster discussion
 
BIOCARB – Poster
 
Volker Liebetrau, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Marine cold seep driven carbonate build-ups: contrasting emplacement processes identified in passive and active geological settings
 
Olga Pavlova, Limnological Institute, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Microbial communities in bottom sediments of Lake Baikal and their role in the early hydrocarbon generation
 
Andrea Schneider, CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, Department of Geology, UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Records of past methane seepage from the Vestnesa Ridge (79°N)
 
Arunima Sen, CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, Department of Geology, UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Exploring Arctic cold seeps with photomosaics and GIS
 
Haoyi Yao, CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, Department of Geology, UiT the Arctic University of Norway, First Results From the Stable Isotope Laboratory at UiT
 
Emmelie Åström, CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, Department of Geology, UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Methane release at underwater craters and pingos in the Barents Sea and its impact on Arctic macro-benthic ecosystems
 
DIVERS – Poster
 
Joana Gafeira, British Geological Survey, Scanner pockmark - 33 years on
 
Soledad García-Gil, University of Vigo, Iron and methane redox processes in pore water sediments of the Ría de Vigo (NW, Spain)
 
Sutieng Ho, Department of Geosciences, National Taiwan University, The impermeability of « polygonal faults » evidenced by the geometry of Linear Chimneys
 
Flore Mary, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Classification of mud volcanoes based on a new multi-parameter approach in the Eastern Mediterranean
 
Jeffrey Poort, Sorbonne Université, UPMC Paris 6, CNRS, ISTEP, Fluid migrations at different scales in gas hydrate-rich seeps and mud volcanoes of Lake Baikal
 
EMIT - Poster
 
Romain Jatiault, University of Perpignan - TOTAL, Natural thermogenic seepage location and dynamics from the tasking of SAR scenes and current measurements in the Lower Congo Basin
12:30–13:30
Lunch
13:30–15:10
EMIT – Oral
 
John Pohlman, US Geological Survey, A test of the ‘Seep Fertilization Hypothesis’ on the western Svalbard margin
 
Pär Jansson, CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, Department of Geology, UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Variability of free gas emissions, inferred from repeated hydroacoustic surveys on the Arctic shelf margin west of Svalbard
 
Benedicte Ferre, CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, Department of Geology, UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Autonomous seabed platforms to monitor Arctic gas hydrate and methane release systems - Technology development in cooperation with industry
 
Asrar Talukder, CSIRO Energy, Submarine natural seepage along sandy carbonate margins, North West Shelf, Australia
 
Isabell Mücke, Kongsberg Maritime Embient GmbH, Gas seepage detection and monitoring by horizontal imaging with a multibeam sonar installed on a stationary lander platform.
15:10–15:30
Coffee break
15:30–16:30
General Assembly
16:30–17:00
Closing