To facilitate interactions among carbonate CZ investigators, the Carbonate CZ RCN will convene two types of workshops: multi-day field workshops and gatherings at disciplinary conferences.
Three field workshops will be supported through the RCN and will occur across a gradient of age, climate, and lithological characteristics. Each will have distinct purposes and outcomes (see table below). Workshops are interdisciplinary and include geology, biogeochemistry, hydrology, ecology, and microbiology among others.
|1||Aug 3 - Sept 29, 2020||Virtual *||Discussions of CZ themes; develop Working Groups; organize workshop products|
|2||Early 2022||Florida||Gathering of Working Groups for continued face to face discussion, data analyses, and writing, and development of additional themes and Working Groups|
|3||Mid 2023||Arkansas, New Mexico, or Texas||Gathering of old and new Working Groups for continued face to face discussion, data analyses, and writing|
* In light of disruptions from COVID-19, the field workshop that was planned for August 2020 in Pennsylvania was postponed. Instead, we hosted a series of virtual sessions as a way to initiate the original workshop program, provide a networking opportunity and develop the next four years of the RCN activities.
Training: Workshop will have a training component for graduate and undergraduate students.
- Possible topics include data sources, programming tools, monitoring (hydrologic and ecosystem), and modeling techniques.
- Training modules will be available for download to expand their use in education of new investigators.