Scientific drilling through the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) and the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) continues to provide unique opportunities to investigate the workings of the interior of our planet, Earth’s cycles, natural hazards and the distribution of subsurface microbial life. The past and current scientific drilling programs have brought major advances in many multidisciplinary fields of socio-economic relevance, such as climate and ecosystem evolution, palaeoceanography, the deep biosphere, deep crustal and tectonic processes, geodynamics and geohazards. This session invites contributions that present and/or review recent scientific results from deep Earth sampling and monitoring through ocean and continental drilling projects. Furthermore, we encourage contributions that outline perspectives and visions for future drilling projects, in particular projects using a multi-platform approach. The abstract submission deadline is January 10, 2019.
We are organizing a session on organic matter recycling and diagenesis in sedimentary environment at the next European Geoscience Meeting in Vienna (Austria). We invite all people who are interested in sharing geomicrobiology related work, in soil, lake or ocean sediments. We would like to foster the collaboration between deep biosphere lovers and geoscientists-paleoclimatologists working on environmental reconstructions. For more information, contact session convener Camille Thomas (University of Geneva). The abstract submission deadline is January 10, 2019.