CSDCO Science Planning workshop

13.11 - 14.11.2016  
Arlington, USA
Contact person:
Anders Noren, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Continental Scientific Drilling Coordination Office (CSDCO) at the University of Minnesota is conducting a Scientific Drilling/Coring and Earth-Life System Evolution workshop from 13-14 November 2016.


Hilton Arlington
Arlington, Virginia, USA


CSDCO requests participation in the development of a community Long Range Science Plan. To attend:

1. Fill out the community survey (3 questions):

2. Submit an abstract for a project concept:

3. Workshop 1: Paleorecord community. Apply to attend: Travel is supported through CSDCO funding from NSF. Applications close: 27 October.

4. Review the draft of the Long Range Science Plan during the comment period (early 2017)

5. Workshop 2 (May 2017, Washington DC, dates and application TBD): Other domains requiring drilling and coring: CZO, Deep Biosphere, Tectonics/Magmatism, Fault Zone, Impact Structures, etc.; review of Paleorecord community plan.


The goal of the first workshop is to identify and prioritize the compelling science drivers, drilling/coring targets, strategic frameworks, and timelines focusing on continental sedimentary basins for the establishment of paleorecords in the coming decade. Projects include, but are not limited to, collaborative efforts and co-funding with international partners. Investigators with committed funding from the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP), or those who will seek such support, are particularly encouraged to participate.

The outputs from this process will form the basis for development of the CSDCO Long Range Science Plan. This document will serve as a community roadmap and allow the identification and development of resources required (site surveys, drilling and/or borehole survey technology, field support services, lab instrumentation, data infrastructure, focused workshops, and others) to reach the goals.

Short presentation slots will be available in the agenda for participants to provide brief overviews of the scientific rationale for proposed drilling/coring targets and strategic frameworks. Participants may also bring posters for display during the workshop.


Saturday 12 November: arrivals, informal gatherings
Sunday 13 November: meeting (full day)
Monday 14 November: meeting ends 4pm, return home early evening

Further information

If you have questions or comments about this community science planning effort, please contact Anders Noren This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Amy Myrbo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.