GIMS16- 2025



The Gas in Marine Sediments (GIMS) conference 

 National Oceanography Centre, Southampton UK
  20th to the 24th of October 2025


The Gas in Marine Sediments (GIMS) conference series brings together earth and ocean scientists and engineers to share and discuss advances in scientific and applied topics around detection, behavior and fate of methane and other gases in marine sediments. GIMS is based on the principles of colligability, openness and friendship in science and technology as the pathway towards a greater and better understanding of research gaps in the broad field of gas in marine sediments and defining the future direction of this research area. Since 1990, geologists, biologists, microbiologists, geophysicists, biogeochemists, geotechnical engineers, modelers and technology developers from all over the world gathered every two years at key research hubs in this topic.

The successful series of GIMS conferences continues in Southampton, UK, where the GIMS16 will take place at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton from the 20th to the 25th of October 2025. GIMS16 will be designed to follow previous conferences’ philosophy with a blend of scientific topics (e.g. mud volcano formation and distribution, gas hydrates, chemosynthetic organisms in gas seeps) and applied and engineering topics (e.g. gas detection techniques in sediments and water column, shallow gas effects on offshore foundation stability). In GIMS16 we also want to provide a strong contribution to topics related to net zero, green energy transition and climate change mitigation techniques, and hence there will be an additional component related to offshore geological storage of carbon dioxide and hydrogen in marine sediments.      

Abstract Submission 





The Leonardo Hotel Southampton Located in the heart of the city centre this hotel is a 20-minute walk from NOC or a short unilink bus ride. With an enviable position in the heart of the city centre, formerly Jurys Inn, Leonardo Hotel Southampton is an ideal place to stay whether you’re visiting this beautiful coastal city with family and friends, or on business. An easy 15-minute walk from the central train station, and under four miles from the city airport, Leonardo Hotels offers the best of all Southampton hotels: comfort and convenience, complete with style and a warm welcome.


ISMOR special rate £98.00 including breakfast and VAT Please click here to book direct and use group code  JINOCA191025  (£30 supplement for the Saturday night)


Leonardo Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour Located along the Southampton waterfront, 10 minutes walk from NOC. Known for its character and ambience, our Leonardo Royal Hotel is ideally situated on the Southampton waterfront, just five minutes by car from Southampton Port. 

To make the most of your trip outside the hotel, 


ISMOR special rate £128.00 including breakfast and VAT  Please click here to book direct and use group code JINOCA191025  (£30 supplement for the Saturday night)


Other hotels are available across Southampton and the local area, details of these are available by clicking here