- DCO Summer School 2014
The first Deep Carbon Observatory Summer School took place 13-18 July 2014 at Big Sky Resort, MT, USA, with field trips into Yellowstone National Park, WY. Co-organized by Adrian Jones (University College London, UK), John Baross (University of Washington, USA), and Andrea Mangum (DCO Secretariat), the Summer School brought together 36 graduate students, postdocs, and early career researchers from 14 countries for a week of interactive learning and networking.
The purpose of the program was to introduce participants interested in deep carbon science to the interdisciplinary concepts that are the cornerstone of DCO’s approach to understanding Earth. The curriculum reflected DCO’s broad interests, and the program’s structure gave participants multiple opportunities to interact and share their respective interests in deep carbon science. Yellowstone proved an ideal location to study deep carbon due to the volcanic degassing of deep volatiles above a mantle plume, surface and crustal fluid interactions, and extreme biological habitats.