- Benchmark the current state of our understanding of deep carbon
- Develop an ambitious, intellectually rigorous research agenda
- Cooperatively raise funding and execute that research agenda;
- Synthesize and disseminate findings to the larger scientific community and the public
- Strengthen the geophysical research community through the training of the next generation of young geoscientists and through the development of new instruments, models, and analytical methods.
Sloan grants to the DCO focus on providing funds for organization, institutional infrastructure, data management, and instrument development.
Michigan State University
Microbes May Act As Gatekeepers of Earth's Deep Carbon
VIDEO: Karen Lloyd Delivers TED Talk on the Distribution and Role of Deep Subsurface Microbes
Carnegie Institution for Science
New mineral classification system captures Earth's complex past
New insights about carbon and ice could clarify inner workings of Earth, other planets
Earth's deep, dark secret
Deep Carbon Observatory
Gas That Makes a Mountain Breathe Fire Is Turning Up Around the World
This program does not accept unsolicited letters of inquiry or grant applications. For more information, including information on current funding opportunities, interested scholars should visit the Deep Carbon Observatory website.