DCO International Science Meeting

2013-03-03 - 08:00 - 2013-03-05
Washington, DC


Date: 3-5 March 2013

Location: National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC

The Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) International Science Meeting will feature presentations on deep carbon science highlights and recent discoveries by international experts who span DCO's Science Directorates (Extreme Chemistry and Physics; Reservoirs and Fluxes; Deep Energy; and Deep Life). It also will summarize DCO’s ongoing activities and plans for the future and showcase cross-directorate research and groundbreaking instrumentation. In addition, the DCO’s first collective publication, Carbon in Earth, will be launched during the meeting.

The meeting program includes perspectives from leaders of U.S. government agencies and scientific organizations, such as Frank Press, President of the U.S. National Academy of Science from 1981-1993 and Science Advisor to the President of the United States from 1977-1980; Marcia McNutt, Director of the U.S. Geological Survey from 2009-2013; and Wendy Harrison, Director of the Earth Science Division of the U.S. National Science Foundation.

Keynote presentations include “Serpentinization in space and time,” by Barbara Sherwood Lollar (Canada); “Deep carbon science from the center of Earth to space,” by Eiji Ohtani (Japan); and “Volcanic carbon emissions from subduction zones: rates, sources, and uncertainties,” by Patrick Allard (France). Additional keynote speakers include Alexandra Navrotsky (USA), Roberto Bini (Italy), Ed Young (USA), Shuhei Ono (USA), Julie Huber (USA), Duane Moser (USA), Benedicte Menez (France), Kai-Uwe Hinrichs (Germany), and Katherine Kelly (USA).

Meeting participants include DCO’s Science Advisory Committee, representatives of DCO research projects, and other experts. Attendees will work in breakout sessions to advance the planning for the four DCO Science Directorates, the DCO Engagement Team, and the DCO Data Science Team. Topics include DCO decadal goals, milestones, needs, and risks. Other breakout sessions focus on DCO instrumentation issues and future field studies. 

Figure:  The U.S. National Academy of Sciences Building on Constitution Ave. in Washington, DC

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