TF2020 Workshop: Continuity of DCO databases, instrumentation, research consortia, and resources beyond 2020

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Workshop on: Continuity of DCO databases, instrumentation, research consortia, and resources beyond 2020

Abstract: The workshop is focused on planning for the continuity of DCO legacies, including datasets and databases, sample repositories, software, instrumentation. Specific tasks are to
(1) assess the current state of the legacies,
(2) clarify the crucial science drivers justifying the continuation ofthese legacies,
(3) identify mechanisms and funding sources for continuing the legacies, and
(4) begin scoping proposal activities to support these continuation efforts beyond 2020. These tasks will betackled by subgroups based on legacy type, with plenary sessions to share outcomes and identify crossover sources of support. 

When: 19-20 April 2017 with optional field visit on 21 April.

Where: Department of Earth Sciences, University of Florence, Florence, ItalyLocal Host: Antonio Costa

Main goals:

  • To assess the current state of DCO legacies (namely, datasets and databases, sample repositories, computer codes, instrumentation), and the crucial science drivers justifying their continuation beyond 2020. Eventually, to identify sun-setting legacies that are not deemed suitable for continuation.
  • To identify structures and support institutions that will maintain and update DCO databases, instruments, research consortia, and resources, with a focus on maintaining wide availability to an international Deep Carbon community.
  • To identify funding solutions to continue these legacies, including support from foundations and national and international scientific funding bodies as well as participative funding networks.
  • To scope out proposal efforts based on the outcomes of the above discussions, and to assign Task Force 2020 members as watchdogs for these efforts.

Download a detailed workshop agenda and schedule (.pdf)

Map of the University.

Date: 
Wednesday, 19 April, 2017 (All day) - Thursday, 20 April, 2017 (All day)
Location: 
University of Florence, Florence, Italy