FLOWS - Ifremer Training School on Detection of gas emissions from the seafloor using multibeam echo soundings, 21st to 25th November 2016

The first FLOWS training school was held at the Ifremer facilities in Plouzané (Brest, France). Sixteen trainees from eight European countries were working from 21st to 25th November 2016 on the detection of gas emissions from the seafloor using multibeam echo soundings.

  • FLOWS (Impact of Fluid circulation in old oceanic Lithosphere on the seismicity of transfOrm-type plate boundaries: neW solutions for early seismic monitoring of major European Seismogenic zones) is supported by the European COST framework (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).
  • The Training School provided the theoretical background, examples of applications, and practical training involving water column processing using the software Sonarscope and GLOBE developed by Ifremer. The FLOWS Training School is the result of a collaborative effort between Ifremer researchers from the Marine Geosciences (C. Scalabrin) and Research Vessels/Embarked Equipment teams (J.M. Augustin and C. Poncelet).