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:
This workshop seeks to increase collaboration with scientific communities from around the world. Applicants from currently under-represented locations will be treated favorably.
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).
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.
Preference will be given to those applicants who can attend the entirety of the conference.
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.