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‘CLEVER Planets’ Project
DCO Highlights How to Make a Habitable Planet

Researchers on the CLEVER Planets project, supported by a $7.7 million grant from NASA in 2018, are already making advances in understanding how Earth and other rocky planets attained the elements…

DCO Research Diamonds Reveal Earth’s Secrets

Diamonds may be beloved by jewelry collectors, but they are truly a geologist’s best friend. New research reveals how a buoyant section of mantle beneath some of the continents became thick enough…

DCO Highlights The DCO Community Pays Tribute to Louise Kellogg

Louise Kellogg passed away on April 15, 2019. Louise built bridges among communities with her scientific vision and dedication to equity. She consistently promoted early career and underrepresented…

Eclogitic Diamonds Formed From Oceanic Crust, Study Shows
DCO Research Eclogitic Diamonds From Oceanic Crust

Eclogitic diamonds formed in Earth’s mantle originate from oceanic crust, rather than marine sediments as commonly thought, according to a new study.

Lloyd and Giovannelli in Poas
DCO Research Microbes as Gatekeepers of Deep Carbon

A new study from DCO’s Biology Meets Subduction team shows that microbes and calcite precipitation combine to trap about 94 percent of the carbon squeezed out from the edge of the oceanic plate as it…

Bagana volcano
DCO Research Estimate for Biggest Carbon-Emitting Volcanoes

Researchers estimated the carbon emissions from the 91 most actively degassing volcanoes on Earth. For inaccessible volcanoes where close-up gas monitoring is not possible, they used a combination of…

Fate of Subducting Carbon
DCO Research Exhumed Seafloor Shows Carbon’s Fate

Two new studies show that carbonate minerals in subducting ocean plates can dissolve and be funneled toward the surface once they encounter the heat and pressure of the mantle, creating carbon-rich…

Biotic methane bubbles at the La Brea Tar Pits
DCO Press Release Rewriting the Textbook on Fossil Fuels

Experts say scientific understanding of deep hydrocarbons has been transformed, with new insights gained into the sources of energy that could have catalyzed and nurtured Earth’s earliest forms of…

 Open Access Thematic Set of Lecture Notes Complements Lake Como
DCO Highlights Open Access Thematic Set of Lecture Notes

A thematic set of six papers celebrates the science presented at the PhD School of Milano Bicocca, “Carbon forms, paths, and processes in the Earth.” The papers are available in open access format in…

DCO Highlights 2019 DCO Emerging Leader Award Nominations

The Deep Carbon Observatory invites all members of the DCO community to submit nominations for the 2019 DCO Emerging Leader Awards.

DCO Highlights Of Meteorites and Mines

The Carbon Mineral Challenge has now documented 28 new carbon minerals since the program’s launch in December 2015.

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