Special Edition: DCO at AGU 2016

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Deep Carbon Observatory

DCO at AGU 2016

Join DCO in San Francisco, 12-16 December 2016, for the Annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union

Connect with DCO at the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting

More Than 100 Talks and Posters on Deep Carbon Science
A large contingent of DCO researchers will participate in the AGU Fall Meeting on 12–16 December 2016 in San Francisco, USA. Find sessions, talks, and posters covering all aspects of deep carbon science in this day-by-day listing of DCO presentations

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Deep Carbon Science Flashmob
Join your DCO colleagues for a DCO poster "flashmob" during session V33C: Deep Carbon: From the Mantle to the Surface and Back Again. This activity, moderated by Terry Plank, will involve short presentations of posters in the session followed by questions and discussion. 3:30PM Wednesday in the Moscone South Poster Hall.

DCO in the AGU Cinema
A short film featuring DCO's Taryn Lopez and Tobias Fischer is part of this year's AGU Cinema. The film is titled Investigating the Volcanoes of the Western Aleutians, and was edited by the DCO Engagement Team. The film will appear on Tuesday at 10:30AM in room 2001 Moscone West.

Follow DCO on Twitter
If you're not attending the AGU Fall Meeting, follow @deepcarb and #DCOatAGU16 for live tweets throughout the week. And if you are attending, tweet a selfie of you and your colleagues at the AGU Fall Meeting and become the face of DCO! Throughout January, we'll use your photos as the @deepcarb avatar, and share them on DCO's Facebook page. 

Events of Interest

AGU Data Fair: Empower Your Science: Get Cited, Get Funding, Go Further
This series of town hall meetings and oral sessions throughout the Fall Meeting will investigate a variety of issues surrounding data collection, handling, and storage.
Monday 6:15-7:15PM in room 104 Moscone South TH15B: Kickoff Conversation on the Importance of Data in the Earth and Space Sciences: A Conversation with Rebecca Moore, Director of Google Earth, Earth Engine & Outreach
Tuesday 12:30-1:30PM in room 2002 Moscone West TH23A: Data Skills Recommended for Researchers and Scientists
Wednesday 12:30-1:30PM in room 2003 Moscone West TH33A: Data Management Plan Development and Management Best Practices
Thursday 12:30-1:30PM in room 2009 Moscone West TH43A: Research Reproducibility Techniques

Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology and Planetary Sciences Joint Student Mixer
Join Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology and Planetary Sciences section students in this exclusive networking event. Meet other young scientists in your subdiscipline, get more details on the talks crucial to your research, and start building relationships with future collaborators. Ticket required. Monday 12:30-1:30PM at Jillian's, 175 4th Street.

ICDP-CSDCO Town Hall Meeting 
Meet representatives from the Continental Scientific Drilling Coordination Office and the International Continental Drilling Program for updates on the future of continental drilling. Monday 7:00PM at the InterContinental Ballroom, InterContinental Hotel, 888 Howard Street.

AGU-JpGU Great Debate: Geoscience and Society
The 21st Century witnessed an apparent increase of large natural disasters. In fact, it has been reported that the total amount of damages from 2000-2009 was five-times larger than that from 1980-1989. It seems that the global population increase and rapid urbanization has made the natural disasters more complex in nature. In such a context, what is the role of geoscientists? How can we motivate the younger generation to study the geosciences? Join DCO's Peter Kelemen and panelists for this lively debate, Tuesday 4:00-6:00PM in room 2020 Moscone West.

The European Research Council: Attractive Funding Opportunities for Individual Scientists
The European Research Council supports excellent investigator-driven frontier research across all fields of science. This Town Hall Meeting should appeal to potential future applicants as well as research administrators with an interest in European funding opportunities. Tuesday 6:15-7:15PM in room 2005 Moscone West.

IODP Town Hall Meeting at AGU 2016
Join your colleagues at the International Ocean Discovery Program Town Hall Meeting at AGU on Wednesday from 7:00PM at the Metropolitan Ballroom, JW Marriott Union Square, 515 Mason Street. The reception will begin with a short speaking program, "IODP: The Year in Review and A Look Ahead."

Wikipedia "Year of Science" Edit-a-Thon
As part of the Wikipedia Year of Science, the Simons Foundation, in partnership with the Wiki Education Foundation, will host an edit-a-thon and training session aimed at improving Earth and space science pages on Wikipedia on Thursday at 1:00PM in room 2001A Moscone West. All meeting attendees are welcome to participate in the editing session, or simply stop by and learn more about how to contribute to Wikipedia. More information

Press Resources

Media Tip Sheet
From volcanoes to microbes, crust to core, this tip sheet highlights a selection of DCO scientists' presentations at this year's meeting. 

An Overview of DCO Field Studies
As of 2016, DCO scientists have explored over 80 sites in more than 30 countries. These expeditions involved 250 scientists from numerous disciplines. Find out more here

Media Contact
Would you like to interview a DCO scientist? Contact katie_pratt [at] uri [dot] edu (Katie Pratt) for more information.