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DCO Highlights Oman Phase Two Drilling Complete

On Wednesday, 28 February 2018, members of the Oman Drilling Project field team completed Phase Two drilling. This marked the end of the drilling campaign for the project, while launching an exciting…

Whole Earth Carbon Cycling
DCO Highlights Bridging Academia and Industry

The 2018 Industry-Rice Earth Science Symposium (IRESS 2018) assembled experts from academia and industry in Houston, Texas from 22-23 February 2018 to discuss “Unconventional Views of Whole Earth…

DCO Highlights Scientists Debate Features Making Earth Unique

About 50 Deep Carbon Observatory scientists from each of the four DCO Science Communities and seven countries spent two days (22-23 March 2018) pondering what carbon-related reactions make Earth…

DCO Research A Deep Dive Into the Carbon-Hydrogen Cycle

Earth feels immobile beneath our feet, but deeper down are swirls of solid rock. These slow-moving, vertical loops, called mantle convection, bring hot mantle material up to the surface to grow new…

DCO Research Diamonds, Marble Help Define Deep Carbon Cycle

Scientists agree that during subduction, the edge of one tectonic plate sinks beneath another, moving surface carbon in the form of carbonates into Earth’s mantle, which accounts for more than 80% of…

Cullinan
DCO Research Oceanic Crust Indicated in Super-Deep Diamond

In theory, calcium silicate perovskite is one of the most common minerals on Earth, but until recently, no one had ever held it in their hands. Lab experiments, modeling, and seismology data all…

DCO Highlights Improving Data Curation, Research Reproducibility

The Deep Carbon Observatory Data Science Team, based at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, recently won a grant from the Research Data Alliance (RDA) US office to explore adoption of two RDA…

DCO Highlights International Diamond School Convenes in Italy

The INDIMEDEA (Inclusions in diamonds: messengers from the deep Earth) research team, led by Fabrizio Nestola (University of Padua, Italy) along with co-organizers Steven Shirey (Carnegie Institution…

DCO Highlights VIDEO: Wikipedia in Higher Education Webinar

With the sheer volume of information now available on the internet, having trustworthy, accurate digital resources is more important than ever.

DCO Research New Seafloor Acts Like Carbon Sponge

Several worldwide phenomena related to land, sea, and sky occur in 26 to 30 million-year cycles. Such phenomena include ocean anoxic events where parts of the ocean run out of oxygen, the deposition…

DCO Research Mass of Microbes' Desperate Lives

The Witwatersrand Basin in southern Africa, one of the oldest geological formations on Earth, began as a shallow sea about 3 billion years ago. The Basin is home to extensive gold and diamond mining…

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