DCO Policy on Respect and Code of Conduct

DCO Policy on Respect

The Deep Carbon Observatory is a multidisciplinary organization comprising members with diverse professional backgrounds, genders, ages and ethnicities. It is expected that every DCO member will treat other members, staff, and everyone that they meet with courtesy, respect and professionalism at all times. DCO meetings and field excursions should be positive experiences for all. DCO does not tolerate unprofessional conduct, discrimination, intimidation or sexual harassment. Any incident that runs contrary to the DCO culture of collegiality and this Policy on Respect should be reported immediately to a member of the DCO leadership.


DCO Code of Conduct

DCO meetings and field excursions are community events intended for networking and collaboration as well as learning. We value the participation of every member of the community and want all participants to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all participants are expected to show respect and courtesy to other participants throughout the event and in interactions online associated with the event.

The event organizers are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), technology choices, or other group status.


Both policies are available for download as PowerPoint slides here. Organizers of DCO meetings, workshops, and field activities are strongly encouraged to display these slides prominently at the beginning of their event.

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