Craig Schiffries to Direct Deep Carbon Observatory


Craig Schiffries has been appointed Director of the Deep Carbon Observatory starting 1 November.

Craig will help lead the continued development of the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) and the establishment of a broad international coalition of scientists and organizations devoted to the study of carbon in the Earth. He is currently working as Director for Geoscience Policy at the Geological Society of America. He and his office have provided advice to Congress and policy makers on many geoscience issues.

He is a former Carnegie Fellow (1988-1990) at the Geophysical Laboratory, so his new position represents a return to Carnegie. His scientific research focused on water-rock interactions and economic geology. He holds degrees in geology and in philosophy, politics, and economics. Craig will join Bob Hazen, Andrea Mangum, and Lauren Cryan in the DCO Secretariat office in November.

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