Almost 30 members of the Deep Carbon Observatory Science Network met on 5 and 6 April 2018 at the University of Cambridge, UK to discuss ways of linking plate tectonic reconstructions to aspects of the deep carbon cycle over geological time. Sabin Zahirovic (EarthByte, University of Sydney, Australia), DCO Synthesis Group 2019 Chair Marie Edmonds (University of Cambridge, UK) and her Cambridge colleague Emily Mason co-organized the meeting, which brought together a range of interdisciplinary early career and senior researchers to tackle the complex deep-time planetary carbon cycle. The two-day workshop produced a number of clear goals and sub-projects, which the team will pursue throughout 2018-2019 as part of the DCO Synthesis program. The highlights included two wide-ranging talks by Bob Hazen and Shaunna Morrison (Carnegie) on the emerging field of mineral evolution and networks, a delightful dinner in Queens’ College.
The full report in detail regarding the events of the workshop can be found here.
There was also a related Twitter feed recapping the workshop which can be read through here or by simply searching the hashtag ‘#DCODCC2018’ on twitter.
While you can also browse through all the photos taken at the workshop on the following post by the earth-byte Facebook page: