Tectonic Fluxes of Carbon on Corsica Field Study uri icon

DCO ID 11121/3991-3111-1873-9493-CC

open to journalists

  • Yes


  • Because Alpine Corsica offers world-class exposures of high-pressure metamorphic rocks, it is a prime target for research as well as a workshop. Key questions about the fate of carbon in subduction zones may be investigated there, and processes such as carbonate devolatilization or dissolution and graphite formation or oxidation may be studied in situ . Moreover, redox phenomena involving serpentinite and methane production could have relevance for both the Deep Energy and Deep Life communities. Field work will commence in September 2014, and the project will continue over two years.

date/time interval

  • September 19, 2014 - September 28, 2014