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Nikolai Sobolev (Visiting Investigator, 1994-2004) Appointed To DCO Executive Committee

The Deep Carbon Observatory's (DCO) Secretariat announced earlier this month that former Geophysical Laboratory Visiting Investigator (1994-2004) and present councilor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Nikolai V. Sobolev has been appointed a member of the DCO Executive Committee. As a member, he is organizing the upcoming international 3rd Deep Carbon Cycle Workshop (DCO-3) that will take place 25-30 August in Novosibirsk-Altai, Russia. The meeting will bring together world-renowned experts from the geosciences to discuss the origin of deep carbon, its distribution and mineralogical context within Earth's deep interior, as well as processes of burial in subduction zones and surface sequestration and the potential for abiotic sources of gas and petroleum. Nikolai is professor at the V.S. Sobolev Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and a Foreign Associate of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.