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Links and Acknowledgements

Further information on gas hydrates

  • Schlumberger Excellence in Educational Development (SEED) – brief introduction into gas hydrates and extensive links
  • Geological Survey of Canada – more detailed introduction into gas hydrates for geoscientists
  • Fire in The Ice – gas hydrates newsletter, U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

International gas hydrates research programs and/or key institutions

Acknowledgments

Funding sources for gas hydrates research at GNS Science include

  • Foundation for Research, Science, and Technology (now Ministry of Science and Innovation - http://www.msi.govt.nz/): Gas Hydrates Resources, 20010-2012, and predecessor programmes
  • Royal Society of New Zealand’s Marsden Fund, Uncorking the hydrate bottle: Release of methane from melting gas hydrates during glacial cycles on the Chatham Rise, New Zealand, 2011-2014
  • Royal Society of New Zealand’s Marsden Fund, How do gas hydrates weaken the seafloor, causing submarine slides and tsunamis? 2005-2009
  • GNS Capability Funding

We wish to acknowledge significant co-funding from other NZ sources, in particular:

  • NIWA Capability Funding

U.S. co- and in-kind funding included the following grants:

  • “Quantify the processes responsible for the distribution of gas hydrate (meters to hundreds of meters scale) associated with representative seafloor seeps” NRL research focus on an Advanced Research Initiative (ARI)
  • Office of Naval Research sponsored program for the Marine Biogeochemistry Section, Naval Research Laboratory and Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii for International Collaboration on Methane Hydrate Research and Development
  • Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory National Methane Hydrate R & D.

European co- and in-kind funding included the following sources:

  • EU Marie Curie Grant (MOIF-CT- 2005-007436) to Jens Greinert
  • German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF)

We wish to thank captains and crews of R/V Tangaroa and Sonne for their excellent seamanship.

Contact: Ingo Pecher