Dates: 21-23 April 2013
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Decadal planning is beginning for the Chikyu, the deep sea drilling vessel that serves as a unique resource for science as part of the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP).
The international workshop CHIKYU+10 invites researchers to discuss priority projects for Chikyu's next decade of exploration. Thematic discussions will highlight accomplishments, current Chikyu deep riser proposals, new ideas to be submitted as white papers, and inspiring keynote talks.
The Steering Committee has identified five thematic as well as blue sky areas for which short white papers will be accepted during January 2013. Thematic areas such as “Earth’s Mantle” and “Deep Life” are closely related to the decadal goals of the Deep Carbon Observatory.
Registration, applications for funding and submission of white papers will open on 7 January 2013. CHIKYU+10 will emphasize participation by early career researchers.
Craig Manning, Extreme Physics and Chemisty Co-Chair, gave a keynote lecture at the meeting. His abstract can be viewed here.