C-DEBI (Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Science and Technology Center on the deep subseafloor biosphere. Our mission is to explore life beneath the seafloor and make transformative discoveries that advance science, benefit society, and inspire people of all ages and origins. We are a multi-institutional distributed center establishing the intellectual, educational, technological, cyber-infrastructural and collaborative framework needed for transformative experimental and exploratory research on the subseafloor biosphere. C-DEBI is led by Drs. Jan Amend (C-DEBI Director, University of Southern California), Julie Huber (Marine Biological Laboratory), Steven D’Hondt (University of Rhode Island), Andrew Fisher (University of California, Santa Cruz), and C. Geoffrey Wheat (University of Alaska, Fairbanks). Connect with us via our mailing list on Facebook and on our twitter!

This video overview of C-DEBI was produced by the USC Dornsife Communication Department to assist with program development at the University of Southern California. Check out the full video below, or science-only version.



 


Pele's pit trap from FEMO 2007
 
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JOIDES Resolution photo by W. Crawford, IODP/TAMU
 
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CORK photo by K. Becker, RSMAS/UM
 
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C-DEBI Newsletter
October 15, 2014 Issue

EPSL
Lin et al. C-DEBI Contribution 226
Dissolved hydrogen and methane in the oceanic basaltic biosphere

Chemical Geology
Sauvage et al. C-DEBI Contribution 229
Determination of in situ dissolved inorganic carbon concentration and alkalinity for marine sedimentary porewater

Frontiers in Microbiology
Teske et al. C-DEBI Contribution 223
Biosphere frontiers of subsurface life in the sedimented hydrothermal system of Guaymas Basin

Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Meyers et al. C-DEBI Contribution 206
Extracellular enzyme activity and microbial diversity measured on seafloor exposed basalts from Loihi Seamount indicate importance of basalts to global biogeochemical cycling

Frontiers in Microbiology
Barco and Edwards. C-DEBI Contribution 212
Interactions of proteins with biogenic iron oxyhydroxides and a new culturing technique to increase biomass yields of neutrophilic, iron-oxidizing bacteria

Astrobiology
Marlow et al. C-DEBI Contribution 174
The potential for biologically catalyzed anaerobic methane oxidation on ancient Mars

Scientific Drilling
Orcutt et al. C-DEBI Contribution 200
IODP Deep Biosphere Research Workshop report – a synthesis of recent investigations, and discussion of new research questions and drilling targets

Nature
Torres et al. C-DEBI Contribution 197
Sulphide oxidation and carbonate dissolution as a source of CO2 over geological timescales

Life in Extreme Environments
Kallmeyer and Wagner, eds. C-DEBI Contributions 169, 196 and 199
Microbial Life of the Deep Biosphere


Upcoming Expeditions

October 10 - December 2, 2014
North Atlantic Sediment Coring

November 29 - December 12, 2014
Dorado Outcrop

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General Calendar

October 15 - 19, 2014
SACNAS (Advancing Hispanics/Chicanos & Native Americans in Science) National Conference
Los Angeles, California, USA

October 19-22, 2014
Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

October 30, 2014
C-DEBI Networked Speaker Series: Sean Jungbluth
Online!

November 3-4, 2014
Deep Carbon Observatory Deep Life Workshop to Develop an ICDP Drilling Project

Potsdam, Germany


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