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InterRidge Vents Database
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The contents of the InterRidge Vents Database were derived principally from the open literature. The contents are reproduced as accurately as possible from original reference(s). The authors of Version 3.4 (S. Beaulieu and K. Szafranski) have made every effort to check each entry for any errors that may have occurred during coding, transcription or reformatting. InterRidge is not responsible for accuracy or completeness in the original data sources.

The InterRidge Vents Database is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International License. The summary and full text of this license are available at:

Permissions beyond the scope of this license have been granted to:
- United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) and may be available at link to UNEP-WCMC general data license,
- Dr. Abbie Chapman for manuscript for consideration with Nature Scientific Data (citation to be added once the manuscript is accepted for publication).

The user agrees to the following:
- Not to use the data herein for commercial purposes.
- To acknowledge the original data source in any publications or presentations based off data found herein.
- Not to hold InterRidge liable for any errors in the data. While we have made every effort to ensure quality and correctness in the database, we can not guarantee this.

We ask the user to also acknowledge InterRidge when using data found here and to send InterRidge the citations for publications based off data found herein.

Recommended citation:
Beaulieu, S.E., Szafranski, K. (2020) InterRidge Global Database of Active Submarine Hydrothermal Vent Fields, Version 3.4. World Wide Web electronic publication available from Accessed YYYY-MM-DD.