DCO Modeling and Visualization Workshop: Toward a 4D Planetary Carbon Circulation Model

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Smithsonian Institution
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington, DC, USA
Today, with basic carbon science well underway, the community recognizes the need to develop computational models to more fully understand the planetary carbon cycle in toto – from crust to core.  Further, we recognize the need to create models that are visually rendered, dynamic, and accessible to communities beyond the community of DCO scientists. Such communities may include other geoscientists, but also policy makers, students, and the public. The goals of the workshop are three-fold: (1) explore how the DCO can integrate, engage, and leverage funding to support the modeling community to develop geodynamic models that incorporate Earth’s carbon cycle; (2) explore how geodynamic models can be visualized in 4D such that the data can be accessed, interrogated, and better understood by scientists; and (3) brainstorm and debate what platform(s) these modeling and visualization efforts should take to be of best advantage to both scientists and the public. Limited funding will be available through a competitive process following the workshop to spur innovation toward these goals.
The workshop will include an evening reception at the National Museum of Natural History, hosted by the Global Volcanism Program
Workshop Chair: Elizabeth Cottrell (Smithsonian Institution)
Organizing Committee and Scientific Advisory Board: Rick Colwell (Oregon State University), Isabelle Daniel (Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1), Richard Katz (University of Oxford), Louise Kellogg (University of California, Davis), and Michael Walter (University of Bristol)
Workshop Contact and Logistical Coordinator: Claire Badgley (Smithsonian Institution) badgleyc [at] si [dot] edu, +1 202.633.0832
Target Audience:
Workshop participants will include computational geodynamicists, scientists, students, and leaders in visualization drawn from private companies, the academy, and informal learning institutions.
Registration is closed.
Travel Support:
We have received funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to support the workshop. The Smithsonian Institution will arrange and pay for airfare, hotel, local transport, and (some) meals of selected participants.

Figure 1: Science on a Sphere, National Museum of Natural History
Credit: NMNH, Smithsonian Institution

Figure 2: A scientist explores structures beneath Yellowstone generated using NSF Earthscope US Array data
Credit: W.M. Keck Center for Active Visualization
Monday, 11 May, 2015 - 08:00 - Wednesday, 13 May, 2015 - 14:00
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA