Attention to Data Science is becoming ubiquitous. Surrounding this attention is a proliferation of studies, reports, conferences, and workshops on Data, Data Science, and workforce. Given DCO’s intensive data and computational needs, each of the activities embedded in the Science Directorates and instrument development initiatives of the Deep Carbon Observatory must adapt or adopt data science and data management solutions to fulfill both their decadal strategic objectives and their day-to-day tasks. As such, the Data Science effort for DCO will continually assess in detail the data science and data management needs in each DCO activity and for the DCO as a whole, by using a combination of informatics methods; use case development, requirements analysis, inventories, and interviews. Our unique contribution to DCO will be to provide workshop training and webinars specifically on Data Science for DCO researchers so they can be embedded in DCO science projects and particularly to facilitate the development of young DCO data scientists.