2013, April 15-17: Exploring the Cretaceous Greenhouse through Scientific Drilling, London


Exploring the Cretaceous Greenhouse through Scientific Drilling


April 15-17, 2013 - London, United Kingdom
Convener/s: Stuart Robinson, Timothy Bralower



The International Ocean Discovery Program’s science plan identifies understanding the response of Earth’s climate system to elevated levels of atmospheric CO2 as one of the key themes for the next phase of scientific ocean drilling. The most recent super-greenhouse interval, from 125-80 Ma in the Cretaceous, provides a unique opportunity to address this theme. This workshop is being convened with the specific goal of instigating new oceanic and continental drilling legs designed to further our understanding of Cretaceous oceans, how circulation was driven, the factors that led to ocean acidification and different degrees of deoxygenation, and the impact of these conditions on life at the surface of the ocean and at depth.


Full and partial travel support is available for a limited number of scientists. Early-career researchers and graduate students are encouraged to apply. To apply, please send a short statement of interest and CV by November 1, 2012. U.S. applicants should contact Tim Bralower. International applicants from IODP and ICDP member countries should contact Stuart Robinson.


Deadline to apply: November 01, 2012
More information available at http://iodp-usssp.org/workshop/cretaceous/