News and Opportunities


June, 2018

 The Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program (OCB) is organizing their annual summer workshop in Woods Hole, Massachusetts June 25-28, 2018

For details, see the meeting website here.

You can follow the workshop on Twitter (#OCB2018). Webcast link here

May, 2018

 During the May 16-18, 2018 International Symposium on Carbon in Mexico convened in Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora (ITSON), the Co-chair of the Carbon Cycle Intergency Working Group Dr. Nancy Cavavallaro (National Program Leader at USDA NIFA) received the 2018 International Award for Scientific Research from the  National Science and Technology Council of Mexico (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología, Mexico or CONACYT) and Programa Mexicano del Carbono (PMC) (translated as the Mexican Carbon Program).

April, 2018

A CCIWG poster entitled, ‘Assessing the last decade of carbon cycle science and strategy for the next decade’, by Gyami Shrestha, Nancy Cavallaro, Jim Butler, Zhiliang Zhu, Laura Lorenzoni, and the SOCCR-2 Team was presented at EGU 2018 in Vienna, Austria on April 10, 2018 by Dr. Jack Kaye (Associate Director for Research of the Earth Science Division within NASA’s Science Mission Directorate).

Jack Kaye photo


Over 45 members of the 2nd State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR2) Team met at USDA NIFA in Washington, D.C. from April 3 to 5, 2018.

During the period of 2.5 days, participants deliberated key remaining issues from the public and National Academy of Sciences SOCCR2 fourth-order draft review period and worked on revising the draft chapters collaboratively across chapters.

March, 2018

*Cross-posted from U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) communications*


Two reports reviewing major climate assessment reports have been released today by the NAS Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate.

February, 2018

upcoming meetings, trainings etc.

January, 2018


The U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program convened the International Decade of Soils (2015–2024) Workshop at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, in March 2016.

 Soil carbon (C) resilience is promoted by the stabilization of carbon in its mineral-associated, sorbed, particulate, and dissolved forms and microbes in complex soil aggregates. Vulnerability increases when intrinsic soil properties, environmental conditions, and perturbations reduce the amounts of stable aggregates, soil microbes, particulate C, and mineral-associated and sorbed C, leading to greater proportions of leached C and greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide and methane).