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DCO Highlights MSA Symposium on Deep Carbon Science

The future of deep carbon science featured prominently at the recent Mineralogical Society of America Centennial Symposium, 20-21 June 2019 in Washington, DC.

DCO Research World’s Oldest Groundwater Supports Life

Ancient, isolated groundwaters sampled from 2.7 billion year old rocks at Kidd Creek Observatory in Canada support a tenacious community of microbes that survive on the products of water-rock…

DCO Highlights Ocean Floor Project Explores Uncharted Territory

A new initiative entitled The Ocean Floor – Earth’s Uncharted Interface, is receiving more than $8 million annually for seven years to investigate the interactions among biological, geological, and…

DCO Research Deep-Sea Microbes Prefer Pressure

A recent study demonstrates that deep-sea microbes prefer to maintain their high-pressure lifestyles uninterrupted when visiting researchers’ laboratories, compared to excursions where they…

DCO Highlights 4D Brings New Dimensions to Earth Sciences

The Deep Time Data-Driven Discovery group is a coalition of researchers seeking to answer questions about the evolution of planetary systems through data science tools.

DCO Research Ocean Crust Recycling Began in First Billion Years

An analysis of bits of magma inside olivine crystals from 3.3 billion-year-old rocks suggests that ocean crust was already being recycled back into the subsurface then. The discovery points to an…

DCO Highlights A Letter to the Community from Craig Manning

"This decade of discovery has laid a strong foundation for deep carbon science continuing well beyond 2019."

‘Deep Matter and Energy’ Special Issue of Engineering Published June 2019
DCO Research ‘Deep Matter and Energy’ Special Issue of Engineering

A collection of papers on "Deep Matter and Energy" highlights the role of deep volatiles in mediating major Earth processes and spans a broad range of deep carbon science.

DCO Highlights Big Ideas About Materials of the Universe

The Materials of the Universe Workshop brought together experts from astrophysics, planetary science, physics, chemistry, biology, materials science and engineering to define grand questions and…

DCO Research Degassing Special Issue Covers New Ground

A special collection of papers focused on “Carbon Degassing Through Volcanoes and Active Tectonic Regions” brings together discoveries from the DECADE (Deep Earth Carbon Degassing) initiative and…

DCO Research Volcanic Crystals Record Quick Trip to the Surface

An analysis of crystals in volcanic rocks suggests that during Iceland’s Borgarhraun eruption, magma ascended rapidly from the base of the crust, reaching the surface in just days to weeks.

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