The MOMAR area: a prime candidate for development of a seafloor observatory

  title={The MOMAR area: a prime candidate for development of a seafloor observatory},
  author={Fernando J.A.S. Barriga and R.S. Santos},
  journal={2003 International Conference Physics and Control. Proceedings (Cat. No.03EX708)},
  • F. Barriga, R. Santos
  • Published 25 June 2003
  • Geology
  • 2003 International Conference Physics and Control. Proceedings (Cat. No.03EX708)
The MOMAR region of the mid-Atlantic ridge is arguably one of the best sites for a submarine multidisciplinary observatory. The reasons for this include a unique geological setting, intense and varied hydrothermal activity and abundant and dynamic ecosystems (hydrothermal and non-hydrothermal). From a logistics point of view, the region is also ideal, given proximity to the Azores islands. Additionally, there is ample Portuguese interest in developing the observatory as a major opportunity to… 

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