DCO Early Career Scientist Workshop

The Deep Carbon Observatory will be hosting an Early Career Scientist workshop at the Central American School of Geology, University of Costa Rica, San José, 18-21 February 2014.

The Deep Carbon Observatory will be hosting an Early Career Scientist workshop at the Central American School of Geology, University of Costa Rica, San José, 18-21 February 2014. This workshop will bring together the next generation of researchers active in deep carbon studies from around the world. It is hoped this relatively small workshop (~40 scientists) of early career researchers will foster collaboration and community within the growing DCO Science Network.

The workshop has been funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and aims to support financially as many participants as possible. There is no registration fee for this workshop (accommodation and meals will be provided), and successful applicants will be eligible for up to 100% reimbursement of travel costs. Applications are encouraged from postdoctoral researchers, fellows, and newly appointed associate professors, with preference given to those who meet the following criteria:

Organizing Committee

Jonathan Fellowes
University of Manchester/University of Oxford, UK
Deep Energy

Long Li
University of Alberta, Canada
Deep Energy

Taryn Lopez
University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA
Reservoirs and Fluxes

Wendy Mao
Stanford University, USA
Extreme Physics and Chemistry

Raul Mora 
University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Reservoirs and Fluxes

Aude Picard
Univerity Tubingen, Germany/Harvard University, USA
Deep Life

Katie Pratt
University of Rhode Island, USA
DCO Engagement Team

Carlos José Ramirez Umaña 
University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Reservoirs and Fluxes

Geographic location

This workshop seeks to increase collaboration with scientific communities from around the world. Applicants from currently under-represented locations will be treated favorably. 

Research Interests

We aim to have representative early career scientists from across the scientific scope of the Deep Carbon Observatory, with a balance of research interests from across the four key scientific communities (Extreme Physics and Chemistry, Deep Energy, Reservoirs and Fluxes, and Deep Life).

Cross-community relevance

Applications from early career scientists active in deep carbon studies that span the goals of multiple DCO scientific communities, or who are proposing to initiate such research programs, will be treated favorably.

Availability

Preference will be given to those applicants who can attend the entirety of the conference.

 

Overview

This four-day workshop will begin with a day of short scientific talks from all attendees. Given the scope of the Deep Carbon Observatory, these talks will be necessarily general. However, to facilitate high-level conversations between potential collaborators, a poster session will take place on the afternoon of the second day. Successful applicants are therefore advised to consider this division of overarching scientific goals and detailed technical explanations as they prepare for the workshop. Along with ice-breaking social activities, there will also be programmatic talks and breakout sessions that will focus on other features of the DCO community. A full agenda will be made available in the coming weeks.

There will also be two day-long field trips to active volcanoes in the area, Turrialba and Poás. The opportunity exists for active fieldwork on these trips, which will be led by Carlos José Ramirez Umaña and Raul Mora of the University of Costa Rica.

The application window for this workshop has now closed. 

Workshop SponsorsAlfred P Sloan FoundationUniversity of OxfordLa Red Sismológica NacionalElementa: Science of the AnthropoceneTechnodiamantUCR - Escuela Centroamericana de GeologíaAlmax easyLabPLOS Computational BiologyUniversidad de Costa Rica

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