Over the past decade of research, Deep Carbon Observatory scientists have made transformational discoveries about carbon inside Earth—how much exists, where and how it moves, what forms it takes, and its origins. They have shared their findings in more than 1400 peer-reviewed publications, including more than 100 papers in Nature, Science, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
This decade of research has laid a strong foundation for the continuation of deep carbon science beyond 2019. Many programs are already underway that will carry on the ethos of multidisciplinary investigation of big questions about deep carbon and its planetary role. Listed below are some of the programs continuing that quest for knowledge.
To add additional programs to this list, please contact Katie Pratt of the DCO Engagement Team.
Gordon Research Conference on Deep Carbon Science 2020
The 2020 conference will run from 28 June–3 July 2020 at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Conference chairs Deep Energy Chair Edward Young (University of California Los Angeles, USA) and Deep Life Chair Kai-Uwe Hinrichs (University of Bremen, Germany), along with Conference vice-chairs Reservoirs and Fluxes Community members Tamsin Mather (University of Oxford, UK) and Deep Life Community member Douglas LaRowe (University of Southern California, USA) are currently devising the agenda for what is sure to be another engaging week of scientific discussion.
Gordon Research Seminar on Deep Carbon Science 2020
Earth First Origins
Deep Life member Karyn Rogers (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA) leads this initiative. Other DCO collaborators include Data Science Team Leader Peter Fox and Reservoirs and Fluxes Community member Bruce Watson (both at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), DCO instrumentation awardee Andrew Steele (Carnegie Institution for Science, USA), Deep Energy Community member Tom McCollom (University of Colorado, USA), Deep Life Community members Susan Lang (University of South Carolina, USA) and Douglas LaRowe (University of Southern California, USA).
International Center for Deep Life Investigation
The Ocean Floor—Earth’s Uncharted Interface
Science for Clean Energy (S4CE) is a European Union’s Horizon 2020 project aiming to develop, test and implement technologies needed for successfully detecting, quantifying, and mitigating the risks connected with geo-energy operations in the sub-surface. The consortium includes 22 partners representing academic institutions, industry energy operators, industrial partners, and research institutes investigating the geo-energy operations of geothermal energy, enhanced gas recovery, carbon sequestration, and unconventional operations. Deep Energy Community member Alberto Striolo and DCO Executive Committee member Adrian Jones are leading the project, based at their home academic institution, University College London.
Header image from Earth First Origins Project, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA.