Sofia (Bulgaria) IOM representatives took part in a seminar organized by the Geological Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), which took place at the organizer’s headquarters on 17 September 2021 in Sofia, Bulgaria. During the seminar, the speakers presented the preliminary results of geochemical and geophysical studies of sediment samples and polymetallic nodules obtained during the IOM-2019 cruise. The research is carried out in cooperation with the IOM and aims to obtain environmental baseline in accordance with ISA guidelines. During the meeting, the scope of further cooperation between IOM and BAS was agreed.
Dr. Zlatka Milakovska and prof. Atanas Hikov presented the papers (1) DEPOSITIONAL SETTING OF THE DEEP-SEA SEDIMENTS FROM AN AREA OF HIGH NODULE OCCURRENCE IN THE CLARION-CLIPPERTON FRACTURES ZONE, NE PACIFIC (authors: Zlatka Milakovska, Valcana Stoyanova, Atanas Hikov, Tomasz Abramowski, Elitsa Stefanova, Irena Peytcheva, Silvia Chavdarova and Milen Stavrev) and (2) GEOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DEEP-SEA SEDIMENTS FROM A HIGH POLYMETALLIC NODULES AREA IN THE CLARION-CLIPPERTON FRACTURES ZONE, NE PACIFIC (authors: Atanas Hikov, Zlatka Milakovska, Valcana Stoyanova, Elitsa Stefanova, Tomasz Abramowski, Silvia Chavdarova, Milen Stavrev, Irena Peytcheva).
IOM has submitted samples of pore water and polymetallic concretions for chemical composition analyzes, which will be performed in BAS.