AGAVE was a US-financed project where scientist explored life in the hydrothermal vents from the core of the Earth, which has been found at the Gakkel Ridge, a mountain ridge below the Arctic Ocean.

The expedition was an International Polar Year (IPY) collaboration between scientists from the USA, Sweden, Germany and Japan.

Chief Scientist

Robert Reves-Sohn
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts, USA