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Deep Carbon Observatory
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Abbreviation DCO
Formation 2009
Purpose Transforming our understanding of carbon in Earth's interior
Membership
957 scientists from 47 countries (as of January 2017)
Website deepcarbon.net

The Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) is a research program to investigate carbon's deep in the Earth. It is a community of scientists (biologists, physicists, geoscientists and chemists) who develop this new field of deep carbon science.

In December 2018, researchers announced that amounts of life forms are deep underground. They think 70% of bacteria and archaea on Earth (23 billion tonnes of carbon) live at least 4.8 km (3.0 mi) deep underground, including 2.5 km (1.6 mi) below the seabed.

There is a ten-year Deep Carbon Observatory project.

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