DCO Reservoirs & Fluxes Call for Proposals: Tectonic Fluxes of Deep Carbon

The Reservoirs and Fluxes community of the Deep Carbon Observatory invites proposal applications to synthesize observations and data on the pathways and magnitudes of Tectonic Fluxes of Deep Carbon.

The Reservoirs & Fluxes community of the Deep Carbon Observatory invites proposal applications (with a budget up to US$50,000) to synthesize observations and data on the pathways and magnitudes of Tectonic Fluxes of Deep Carbon.

A competitive proposal should quantitatively describe pathways of carbon mobility that are: 

(A) triggered and/or mediated by tectonic activity, and

(B) should focus on carbon fluxes that are on pathways directly from the mantle or crust into the oceans and atmosphere and vice versa (ingassing).

They should not include the obviously volcanic examples of diffuse degassing, or transport of carbon into the oceans by river systems. A quantitative global tectonic carbon flux, and its uncertainty, is a required final outcome of the study to be funded. Data used in the quantification of fluxes in the project will be archived with the assistance of the DCO Data Science team, and made accessible to the wider community within 1 year of the expiration of the project, in compliance with DCO Data Policy.

The proposal should consist of a cover page, a research statement (no more than 3 pages, single spaced 12-point font, bibliography excluded), a budget (not exceeding US $50,000), and CVs of the project participants. Please email proposals to Erik Hauri (ehauri@ciw.edu) by 15 August 2017; the award will be made with a starting date of 15 September 2017 and must conclude by 31 May 2018.

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