Deep Carbon Observatory: A Decade of Discovery

This decadal report details remarkable scientific advancements in the understanding of deep carbon—how much exists and where, how it moves, what forms it takes, and where it originated—made by an international community of 1200 scientists from 55 nations, who came together over the last decade to explore these questions.

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Further Reading

Frontiers Special Collection Engages Broader Deep Carbon Community
DCO Research Frontiers Special Collection Engages Broader Deep Carbon Community

A special collection on Deep Carbon Science in the journal Frontiers features a range of new…

Virtual Reality Lets DCO Researchers See C in 3D
DCO Highlights Virtual Reality Lets DCO Researchers See C in 3D

New 3D, interactive visualizations developed in collaboration with virtual reality researchers at…

Earth in Five Reactions Synthesizes Evolution of A Habitable Planet
DCO Highlights “Earth in Five Reactions” Synthesizes Evolution of A Habitable Planet

A special collection in American Mineralogist entitled "Earth in Five Reactions: A Deep Carbon…

Putting Deep Life on the Map
DCO Highlights Putting Deep Life on the Map

By mapping existing data on subsurface life onto a model of Earth, researchers have created a 3D…

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