Members and affiliates of the iMAGE program are currently working on 37 different projects, spanning the three major themes of the CREATE. They include 21 projects directly supported by CREATE funds and 16 projects by students who are closely affiliated with the program. These projects are being conducted around the world [see KMZ file].
Current research includes projects on crustal growth in the Western Superior, the Brazilian Craton, the Abitibi Greenstone Belt, the Great Basin of Nevada, the Alpine Orogen and five modern back-arc basins (Izu-Bonin-Mariana, North Fiji, North Lau, Mediterranean, Aegean). Research on the restless Earth includes studies of the Queen Charlotte Fault, Haida Gwaii and the Cascadia Margin. And our work on georesources is focused on magmatic-hydrothermal systems and their geological, geochemical, and geophysical characteristics at the world’s mid-ocean ridges (Indian Ocean, Mid-Atlantic, Reykjanes) and in modern volcanic arc and backarc systems (the Luzon arc in the Philippines, the Solomons, New Hebrides, Tonga-Kermadec). Advances in all of these projects are being driven by new technologies, including geophysical inversions, ocean drilling, new remote-sensing techniques, and data science approaches, in particular machine learning and remote-predictive mapping.