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Video: A Decade of Discovery
DCO Highlights Video: A Decade of Discovery

A stunning three-minute video captures the excitement, difficulties, and physical challenges of trying to figure out how Earth works. Made possible by the efforts of more than 1200 scientists in 55…

Nature Deep Carbon Collection Showcases DCO Research
DCO Research Nature Collection Showcases DCO Research

Nature has published a special collection of DCO research that previously appeared in Nature journals. Many of the papers and commissioned review articles will be freely available for one year after…

AGU An Inside Look at Carbon in Earth’s Interior
DCO Research An Inside Look at Carbon in Earth’s Interior

A decade of DCO research from the Extreme Physics and Chemistry community is synthesized in an American Geophysical Union Monograph entitled Carbon in Earth’s Interior, to be published in December…

Deep Carbon 2019: Launching the Next Decade of Deep Carbon Science
DCO Highlights Deep Carbon 2019

Deep Carbon 2019: Launching the Next Decade of Deep Carbon Science is an international science conference taking place from 24–26 October, 2019.

 Elements Special Issue: When the Carbon Cycle Went Awry
DCO Research When the Carbon Cycle Went Awry

In a special collection of papers in Elements, DCO scientists highlight catastrophic disruptions to the deep carbon cycle during Earth’s history. The research underscores the magnitude of current…

Deep Carbon: Past to Present Synthesizes a Decade of DCO Research
DCO Research Deep Carbon: Past to Present

A new book, Deep Carbon: Past to Present, compiles 10 years of DCO research. The volume serves as a comprehensive reference on the quantities, movements, forms, and origins of carbon in Earth through…

DCO Research All Kimberlites Erupted from Same Deep Reservoir

A new study finds that eruptions of kimberlite, a carbon-rich rock that commonly bears diamonds, all came from a single reservoir in the deep mantle. This reservoir was isolated until a few hundred…

 Scientists Quantify Global Volcanic CO2 Venting; Estimate Total Carbon on Earth
DCO Press Release Scientists Estimate Total Carbon on Earth

Scientists update estimates of Earth’s immense interior carbon reservoirs, and how much carbon Deep Earth naturally swallows and exhales.

DCO Research The PUSH for High-Pressure Microbiology

A large portion of deep-sea and subsurface organisms elude study due to the challenges posed by sampling and culturing microbes living in high-pressure environments. New technological advances and…

DCO Highlights 2019 DCO Emerging Leader Awards

The Deep Carbon Observatory is delighted to announce the 2019 recipients of its Emerging Leader Award.

DCO Research Microbes in Deccan Traps Go to Extremes

New research into subsurface life within the Deccan Traps, a vast, multi-layered 65-million-year-old lava flow in India, revealed distinct archaeal communities living within the volcanic rock and the…

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