[Geodynamics] EGU2018 session - 4D carbon cycle: a global interdisciplinary evaluation through space and time

Sabin Zahirovic sabin.zahirovic at sydney.edu.au
Mon Nov 27 12:59:45 AEDT 2017

Dear Colleagues,

We welcome contributions to our interdisciplinary EGU 2018 (8-13 April) session covering the geology, biology, physics, chemistry, and computer science related to the deep carbon cycle. The abstract deadline<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/gn9mBLUe5w81SY?domain=meetingorganizer.copernicus.org> is 10th January 2018. The session information is at this link<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/oDLWBaTVA5axUd?domain=meetingorganizer.copernicus.org>, and the description is below:

4D carbon cycle: a global interdisciplinary evaluation through space and time (co-organized)
Conveners: Sabin Zahirovic, Mattia Pistone, Lotta Purkamo, Vincenzo Stagno, and Nina Bellot

Carbon plays a fundamental role on Earth's surface and interior, with wide-ranging influences on physical and chemical processes and its coevolution with the biosphere. A decadal program as part of the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) has integrated multidisciplinary approaches to study the cycle of carbon, as well as the consequences for energy resources, the evolution of life, as well as extreme physics and chemistry that enable this complex multi-scale process. Although much of the effort has been focused on observing and modelling the deep carbon cycle at the present-day, new approaches that incorporate the geological record are providing insights into the role of mantle convection, plate tectonics, large-scale volcanism and climate change in modulating carbon exchanges between atmospheric, hydrospheric, lithospheric and mantle reservoirs. This interdisciplinary session aims to showcase all aspects of the carbon cycle, including advances in data collection, experimental techniques, “Big Data” analysis, and modelling of these processes. We foster collaborations between geologists, geochemists, petrologists, volcanologists, geophysicists, modellers, planetary scientists, bioengineers, and microbiologists, and we hope all researchers in this area will consider contributing to this session.

We also welcome you signing up for the free short-course<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/AG1ZBkTm9aLJt1?domain=meetingorganizer.copernicus.org>:

GPlates: an open-source and cross-platform deep-time plate tectonic reconstruction platform (co-organized)
Conveners: Sabin Zahirovic, Dietmar Müller, and Martina Ulvrova

GPlates is a community software package that allows users to visualise, create and modify digital plate tectonic reconstructions of geodata in deep geological time. GPlates is open-source and cross-platform (Windows, Linux and Mac), and has been used by a range of researchers in Earth sciences (e.g., plate tectonics, geodynamics, hydrocarbon and mineral prospectivity, paleobiology, paleo-climate, paleo-oceanography, deep carbon cycling, etc.). The workshop provides an introduction to the software to new users (e.g., how to combine your own data with plate reconstructions), while also covering new features in GPlates 2.0 for power users (e.g., project files, 3D volume visualisation, deforming plate reconstructions, etc.). You can follow the workshop if you bring your own laptop computer. You can download and install GPlates from www.gplates.org<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/38L3BqUD5EGZCa?domain=gplates.org> as well as the user manual, the tutorial documents and associated files.

Please, fill out this online form to register for the GPlates course: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/q0YwBQfkxbvGC3?domain=goo.gl<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/q0YwBQfkxbvGC3?domain=goo.gl>

We also remind you that the application for travel grants is due on 1st December 2017 (in a few days!).

Looking forward to receiving your contributions and seeing you at the GPlates short course and EGU Meeting! Apologies for cross-posting (DCO members are BCC-ed here).

Warm Regards,

Sabin Zahirovic, Lotta Purkamo, Mattia Pistone, Vincenzo Stagno, and Nina Bellot
Members of the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO)

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