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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…

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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.

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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.

DCO Highlights Janet Watson Meeting 2019

The Geological Society of London’s 2019 Janet Watson meeting brought together 30 early career scientists to celebrate deep carbon science. The annual Janet Watson meeting showcases the research of…

Aquifer Microbes Survive on Hydrogen and Carbon Dioxide Diet
DCO Research Aquifer Microbes Survive on Limited Diet

Bacteria living on the surface of the mineral olivine inside a deep, subseafloor aquifer rely on the Wood-Ljungdahl pathway, an ancient type of metabolism that uses hydrogen and carbon dioxide to…

arly Extinctions Set the Stage for Life as We Know It
DCO Research Extinctions Set the Stage for Life Today

By applying data science techniques to the fossil record, researchers have found evidence for two early extinction events that wiped out the strange organisms populating Earth during the Ediacaran…

DCO Research Simulating chemistry under extreme conditions

A new book edited by Nir Goldman covers several computational approaches to simulate a range of chemical reactions relevant to deep carbon science, from prebiotic chemistry that led to the origin of…

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