Third DCO International Science Meeting

2017-03-23 - 08:00 - 2017-03-25
University of St. Andrews, Scotland



The Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) held the Third International Science Meeting at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland 23-25 March 2017. This meeting showcased recent results from scientists working in all fields of deep carbon research.

Science Program Committee

Chris Ballentine (University of Oxford, UK),  Chair
Sami Mikhail (University of St. Andrews, UK), Local host / Reservoirs & Fluxes representative
Muriel Andreani (University of Lyon, France), Deep Energy representative
Tom Kieft (New Mexico Tech, USA), Deep Life representative
Jackie Li (University of Michigan, USA), Extreme Physics & Chemistry representative
Craig Manning (UCLA, USA), DCO Executive Committee representative
Tamsin Mather (University of Oxford, UK), DCO Reservoirs & Fluxes / Integration representative
Craig Schiffries (Carnegie Institution for Science, USA), DCO Secretariat representative


For further information or questions about the meeting, please contact Jennifer Mays, DCO Science Program Associate.

Program and Abstracts

The meeting included three full days of talks, poster sessions, and a conference banquet on Friday 24 March. The complete program and abstracts are posted below.

Final Program (PDF)

Abstracts (PDF)







Meeting Venue

The Third DCO International Science Meeting was held on the historic old campus of the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Oral presentations were held in the Buchanan Building Lecture Theatre; poster presentations, lunch and breaks take place in Younger Hall. The conference banquet was on Friday 24 March in Lower College Hall on the St Salvator's Quad. 

See this Google Map for all the important meeting locations.

More information and maps from: University of St. Andrews












The meeting hotel was the Fairmont St. Andrews, just 5km SE down the coast from the University. Rooms were reserved for participants based on individual responses via the online registration form. Your room (including breakfast) has been pre-paid for you by DCO. Please provide a credit card at check-in for any incidentals.There will be complimentary shuttle service between the hotel and the meeting location (University of St Andrews). A full Scottish breakfast will be provided each morning starting at 6:30 AM.








Getting to St. Andrews

St. Andrews is in the Kingdom of Fife on Scotland's east coast. Edinburgh Airport is located approximately 84 km / 52 miles, or about a 60 minute drive from St. Andrews. St. Andrews is not on the train line; the nearest station is Leuchars on main line from London, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. St. Andrews may be reached by car, taxi or by bus from Leuchars. 

Additional travel information and maps from: University of St. Andrews and Fairmont St. Andrews

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